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Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals worth $10.8bn were announced globally in February 2022, led by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust’s $5.8bn acquisition of Preferred Apartment Communities, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 2.9% over the previous month of $10.48bn and a drop of 36.5% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $16.98bn.

Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $6.45bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $6.41bn.

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

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in February 2022 was the US with 44 deals, followed by the UK with 15 and China with ten.

In 2022, as of February, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $21.26bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 8% year on year.

construction & real estate industry M&A deals in February 2022: Top deals

The top five M&A deals accounted for 86.03% of the overall value during February 2022.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $9.27bn, against the overall value of $10.8bn recorded for the month.

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals of February 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust $5.8bn acquisition deal with Preferred Apartment Communities

2) The $1.01bn acquisition of 21.4% stake in CIMIC Group by HOCHTIEF Australia

3) Ho Bee Land $974.91m acquisition deal with 34 Leadenhall Street

4) The $868m acquisition of 55% stake in Toshiba Carrier by Carrier Global

5) Kingspan Group $622.59m acquisition deal with ONDURA