Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a drop of 24.44% in deal activity during September 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Vistry Group’s $1.5bn acquisition of Countryside Partnerships, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 68 construction & real estate industry deals worth $2.6bn were announced for the region in September 2022, against the 12-month average of 90 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in September 2022 with 45 transactions, representing a 66.2% share for the region.

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In second place was venture financing with 13 deals, followed by private equity deals with ten transactions, respectively capturing a 19.1% and 14.7% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in Europe’s construction & real estate industry with $2.37bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $214m and $42.51m, respectively.

Europe construction & real estate industry deals in September 2022: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 95.7% of the overall value during September 2022.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $2.51bn, against the overall value of $2.6bn recorded for the month.

The top five construction & real estate industry deals of September 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Vistry Group’s $1.5bn acquisition deal with Countryside Partnerships

2) The $577.08m acquisition of 14.5% stake in HOCHTIEF by Actividades de Construccion y Servicios

3) Edgewater Capital Partners and SK Capital Partners’s $214m private equity deal with Saint-Gobain

4) The $183.1m acquisition of Farringdon East (Jersey) by Chinachem Group

5) Apollo Asset Management, Hines and Vi-Ba’s $43.79m acquisition deal for 51.2% stake in Aedes SIIQ