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Total construction & real estate industry cross border deals worth $4.5bn were announced globally for May 2021, with the $2.84bn private equity deal with John Laing Group being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 43.3% over the previous month of $3.14bn and a drop of 28.9% when compared with the last 12-month average of $6.33bn.

In terms of number of cross border deals, the sector saw a rise of 6.82% with 47 deals in May 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 44 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with cross border deals worth $3.58bn in May 2021.

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By GlobalData

Construction & Real Estate industry cross border deals in May 2021: Top deals

The top five cross border deals accounted for 91.9% of the overall value during May 2021.

The combined value of the top five cross border deals stood at $4.13bn, against the overall value of $4.5bn 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) Gultech (Suzhou) Electronics’ $517.34m acquisition of 13% stake in Tuan Sing Holdings

4) The $135.68m private equity deal of IndInfravit Trust for 16% stake by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

5) FFP’s acquisition of 5% stake in SIGNA Development Selection for $91.43m.