Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals in November 2020 worth $22.92bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 230.9% over the previous month and a rise of 104.9% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $11.18bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $15.15bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $11.77bn.

In terms of volumes, Asia-Pacific emerged as the top region for construction & real estate industry M&A deals globally, followed by North America and then Europe.

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in November 2020 was the US with 40 deals, followed by China with 27 and the UK with nine.

In 2020, as of the end of November 2020, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $120bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 32.3% year on year.

Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in November 2020: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals accounted for 74.9% of the overall value during November 2020.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $17.17bn, against the overall value of $22.92bn recorded for the month.

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

1) The Home Depot's $9.1bn acquisition of HD Supply

2) The $3.38bn acquisition of Norbord by West Fraser Timber

3) Shenergy's $2.22bn acquisition of Xinjiang Guanghui Industry Investment (Group)

4) The $1.27bn acquisition of Odbinv by Kieppe Participacoes e Administracao

5) Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT's acquisition of Cole Office & Industrial REIT (CCIT II) for $1.2bn.

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.