Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals worth $4.3bn were announced in the US in May 2021, with Equity Commonwealth’s $3.4bn acquisition of Monmouth Real Estate Investment being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 125.1% over the previous month of $1.91bn and a rise of 92% when compared with the last 12-month average of $2.24bn.

The US held a 9.16% share of the global construction & real estate industry M&A deal value that totalled $46.96bn in May 2021.

In terms of M&A deal activity, the US recorded 49 deals during May 2021, marking a decrease of 15.52% over the previous month and a rise of 25.64% over the 12-month average.

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By GlobalData

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

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during May 2021.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $4.3bn, against the overall value of $4.3bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Equity Commonwealth’s $3.4bn acquisition of Monmouth Real Estate Investment

2) The $400m acquisition of Cornerstone Building Alliance SW by Builders FirstSource

3) McGrath RentCorp’ $260m acquisition of Design Space Modular Buildings.

4) The $150m acquisition of New Aqua by Franklin ElectricInc

5) Floor & Decor Holdings’ acquisition of Spartan Surfaces for $90m.