Total construction & real estate industry private equity deals in Q1 2019 worth $8.88bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 144.8% over the previous quarter and a drop of 47.8% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $17.01bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $5.73bn. At the country level, Finland topped the list in terms of deal value at $5.63bn.

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

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The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in Q1 2019 was the US with 18 deals, followed by France with six and the UK with five.

In 2019, as of the end of Q1 2019, construction & real estate private equity deals worth $8.88bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 42.7% year on year.

Construction & real estate industry private equity deals in Q1 2019: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate industry private equity deals accounted for 88.9% of the overall value during Q1 2019.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate industry private equity deals stood at $7.9bn, against the overall value of $8.88bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced construction & real estate industry private equity deal tracked by GlobalData in Q1 2019 was Touchstone Capital Partners’ $5.63bn private equity deal with FinEstBay Area Development.

In second place was the $1bn private equity deal with Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions Canada by CCMP Capital Advisors and in third place was Affinity Equity Partners’ $535.82m private equity deal with Serveone.

The $428.68m private equity deal with Tanglin Developments by Salarpuria Sattva and The Blackstone Group and Almanac Realty Investors’ private equity deal with Welcome Group for $300m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.