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Total construction & real estate industry private equity deals in Q1 2020 worth $24.92bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 188.5% over the previous quarter and a rise of 134.3% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $10.63bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $19.65bn. At the country level, Germany topped the list in terms of deal value at $19.57bn.

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 2020 was the US with 23 deals, followed by the UK with ten and Germany with seven.

In 2020, as of the end of Q1 2020, construction & real estate private equity deals worth $24.92bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 137.4% year on year.

Construction & real estate industry private equity deals in Q1 2020: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate industry private equity deals accounted for 92.8% of the overall value during Q1 2020.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate private equity deals stood at $23.12bn, against the overall value of $24.92bn recorded for the month.

The top five construction & real estate industry deals of Q1 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Advent International, Cinven and RAG-Stiftung's $18.71bn private equity deal with ThyssenKrupp Elevator

2) The $1.9bn private equity deal with UNIZO Holdings Company by Lone Star Funds

3) SoftBank Vision Fund's $1bn private equity deal with Beijing Freedom Information Technology

4) The $864.38m private equity deal with Logistrial Real Estate by Union Investment Group

5) Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, Fonds de solidarite FTQ and Placements CMI's private equity deal with American Industrial Partners for $642.78m.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

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.