Total construction & real estate private equity deals in Q4 2018 worth $13.29bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 71.6% over the previous quarter and a drop of 27.8% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $18.4bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $11.04bn. At the country level, the United Kingdom topped the list in terms of deal value at $8.29bn.

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

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The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in Q4 2018 was the United States with 25 deals, followed by the United Kingdom with nine and Canada with six.

In 2018, as of the end of Q4, construction & real estate private equity deals worth $78.5bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 82.7% year on year.

Construction & real estate private equity deals in Q4 2018: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate private equity deals accounted for 88.2% of the overall value during Q4 2018.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate private equity deals stood at $11.72bn, against the overall value of $13.29bn recorded for the quarter.

The top announced construction & real estate private equity deal tracked by GlobalData in Q4 2018 was Brookfield Asset Management, The Olayan Group and The Peel Group’s $7.82bn private equity deal with Intu Properties.

In second place was Quimper’s private equity deal with Ahlsell for $1.98bn and in third place was SoftBank Vision Fund’s $1.1bn private equity deal with View.

The Blackstone Group International Partners’ $436.51m private equity deal with Testa Residencial, SOCIMI, and Aviva Investors Global Services’ private equity deal with Allied London Properties for $384.53m 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.

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.