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Total construction & real estate industry deals for Q1 2020 worth $60.37bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 7.6% over the previous quarter and a rise of 2% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $59.2bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 3.5% over the last four-quarter average with 616 deals against the average of 638 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $25.46bn.

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Construction & real estate industry deals in Q1 2020: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 63.4% of the overall value during Q1 2020.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $38.29bn, against the overall value of $60.37bn recorded for the month.

The top five construction & real estate industry deals of Q1 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Advent International, Cinven and RAG-Stiftung's $18.71bn private equity deal with ThyssenKrupp Elevator

2) The $6.2bn merger of CapitaLand Commercial Trust and CapitaLand Mall Trust by

3) Admiral Power's $6.16bn acquisition of Wheelock and

4) The $3.63bn acquisition of Northview Apartment REIT by KingSett Capital and Starlight Group Property Holdings

5) Simon Property Group's acquisition of Taubman Centers for $3.6bn.

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.