Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals worth $47bn were announced globally in May 2021, led by Vonovia’s $36.42bn acquisition of Deutsche Wohnen, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 746.1% over the previous month of $5.55bn and a rise of 409.9% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $9.21bn.

Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $40.85bn. At the country level, the Germany topped the list in terms of deal value at $36.42bn.

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

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in May 2021 was the US with 49 deals, followed by the China with 14 and Sweden with 12.

In 2021, as of May, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $86.58bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 90.1% year on year.

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

The top five M&A deals accounted for 93.1% of the overall value during May 2021.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $43.74bn, against the overall value of $47bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Vonovia’s $36.42bn acquisition of Deutsche Wohnen

2) The $3.4bn acquisition of Monmouth Real Estate Investment by Equity Commonwealth

3) Brighton Bidco’s $2.13bn acquisition of St. Modwen Properties

4) The $1.25bn acquisition of Chryso by Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

5) sprav. spol., Tatra Asset Management and Wood & Company Investicni Spolecnost’s acquisition of Aupark for $548.73m.