Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 16.1% in deal activity during April 2019, when compared with the last 12-month average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 65 construction & real estate industry deals worth $6.42bn were announced for the region in April 2019, against the 12-month average of 56 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in April 2019 with 50 transactions, representing a 76.9% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with 11 deals, followed by venture financing deals with four transactions, respectively capturing a 16.9% and 6.2% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

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In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in Europe’s construction & real estate industry with $5.97bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $443.88m and $11.02m, respectively.

Europe construction & real estate industry deals in April 2019: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 80.4% of the overall value during April 2019.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $5.16bn, against the overall value of $6.42bn recorded for the month. The top announced construction & real estate deal tracked by GlobalData in April 2019 was TITAN Cement International’s $2.38bn acquisition of Titan Cement.

In second place was the $844.01m stake acquisition of HOCHTIEF by Atlantia and in third place was Kingspan Group’s $791.5m acquisition of Recticel Flexible Foams and Recticel Insulation.

The $694.49m acquisition of Eminent Star Group by Victor Select and BSREP III China Retail’s acquisition of Prosper Spring Investments for $446.97m 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.