Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals worth $32.6bn were announced globally in August 2021, led by VICI Properties’ $17.2bn acquisition of MGM Growth Properties, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 228.9% over the previous month of $9.9bn and a rise of 118.2% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $14.92bn.

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 $20.98bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $17.85bn.

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

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in August 2021 was the US with 51 deals, followed by the China with 19 and the UK with 13.

In 2021, as of August, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $154.11bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 158.8% year on year.

construction & real estate industry M&A deals in August 2021: Top deals

The top five M&A deals accounted for 93.04% of the overall value during August 2021.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $30.29bn, against the overall value of $32.6bn recorded for the month.

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals of August 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) VICI Properties $17.2bn acquisition deal with MGM Growth Properties

2) The $5.2bn acquisition of ARA Asset Management by ESR Cayman

3) Castellum $4.1bn acquisition deal with Kungsleden

4) The $3.1bn acquisition of WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust

5) Castellum $693.35m acquisition deal with Entra