Total construction & real estate industry deals for April 2019 worth $14.35bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 20.5% over the previous month and a drop of 35.9% when compared with the last 12-month average of $22.37bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 7.7% over the last 12-month average with 179 deals against the average of 194 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $6.42bn.

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By GlobalData

Construction & real estate industry deals in April 2019: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 63.7% of the overall value during April 2019.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $9.14bn, against the overall value of $14.35bn recorded for the month. The top announced construction & real estate deal tracked by GlobalData in April 2019 was $2.88bn merger of OUE Commercial REIT Management and OUE Hospitality Trust Management.

In second place was the $2.38bn acquisition of Titan Cement SA by TITAN Cement International and in third place was OMERS Infrastructure Management’s $2.25bn private equity deal with 407 International.

The $844.01m stake acquisition of HOCHTIEF by Atlantia and Kingspan Group’s acquisition of Recticel Flexible Foams and Recticel Insulation for $791.5m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.