Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 13.64% in cross border deal activity during May 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by KKRInc’s $2.84bn acquisition of John Laing Group, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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A total of 25 construction & real estate industry cross border deals worth $3.6bn were announced for the region in May 2021, against the 12-month average of 22 deals.
Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in May 2021 with 19 transactions, representing a 76% share for the region.
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In second place was private equity with six deals capturing a 24% share of the overall cross border deal activity for the month.
In terms of value of cross border deals, private equity was the leading category in Europe’s construction & real estate industry with $2.85bn, followed by M&A deals totalled $730.31m.
Europe construction & real estate industry cross border deals in May 2021: Top deals
The top five construction & real estate cross border deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during May 2021.
The combined value of the top five construction & real estate cross border deals stood at $3.58bn, against the overall value of $3.6bn recorded for the month.
The top five construction & real estate industry cross border deals of May 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) KKRInc’s $2.84bn private equity deal with John Laing Group
2) The $548.73m acquisition of 60% stake in Aupark by sprav. spol., Tatra Asset Management and Wood & Company Investicni Spolecnost
3) FFP’s acquisition of 5% stake in SIGNA Development Selection for $91.43m
4) The $90.15m acquisition of 25% stake in Savills Investment Management by Samsung Life Insurance
5) L.P and China Life Frontier Private Investment Fund’s private equity deal with Esteemed Virtue for $16.75m.