Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals in Q2 2019 worth $2.14bn were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 5.7% over the previous quarter and a rise of 14% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $1.88bn.

The UK held a 7.7% share of the global construction & real estate industry M&A deal value that totalled $27.83bn in Q2 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 51 deals during Q2 2019, marking a rise of 8.5% over the previous quarter and a rise of 4.1% over the last four-quarter average.

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The UK construction & real estate industry M&A deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals accounted for 90.2% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals stood at $1.93bn, against the overall value of $2.14bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced construction & real estate industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was Victor Select's $694.49m acquisition of Eminent Star Group.

In second place was the $615.73m acquisition of A & J Mucklow Group by LondonMetric Property and in third place was BSREP III China Retail's $446.97m acquisition of Prosper Spring Investments.

The $99.43m acquisition of Pearl by Milesville and New Pursue's acquisition of Superior Choice for $75.96m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term 'acquisition' refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.