Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals in Q4 2019 worth $1.71bn were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 51.4% over the previous quarter and a drop of 29.7% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $2.45bn.

The UK held a 3.5% share of the global construction & real estate industry M&A deal value that totalled $49.6bn in Q4 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 51 deals during Q4 2019, marking a drop of 1.9% over the previous quarter and a drop of 3.8% over the last four-quarter average.

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The UK construction & real estate industry M&A deals in Q4 2019: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals accounted for 84.6% of the overall value during Q4 2019.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $1.45bn, against the overall value of $1.71bn recorded for the month.

The top five construction & real estate industry deals of Q4 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Potter UK Bidco's $915.68m acquisition of Hansteen

2) The $303.71m acquisition of Black Pearl by Hero Inc. and Staycity

3) Growthpoint Properties’ $92.68m acquisition of Capital & Regional

4) The $89.86m acquisition of Legend Success Investments by FSE Property Management Group

5) Kingspan Group's acquisition of Building Solutions (National) for $46.23m.

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.