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Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals worth $9.1bn were announced globally in January 2022, led by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust’s $3.7bn acquisition of Resource REIT, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 48.1% over the previous month of $17.45bn and a drop of 47% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $17.07bn.

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 $4.1bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $4.1bn.

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 January 2022 was the US with 72 deals, followed by the China with 21 and the UK with 13.

In 2022, as of January, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $9.05bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 27.8% year on year.

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

The top five M&A deals accounted for 66.02% of the overall value during January 2022.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $5.98bn, against the overall value of $9.1bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust $3.7bn acquisition deal with Resource REIT

2) The $1.2bn acquisition of 51% stake in VIB Vermogen by DIC Real Estate InvestmentsKGaA

3) Holcim $385.16m acquisition deal with PRB Group

4) The $355m acquisition of Jiangsu Zhongnan Construction Group and Nantong Changle by Super Honour Development

5) Barratt Developments $334.75m acquisition deal with Gladman Developments