Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a drop of 22.50% in deal activity during January 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by DIC Real Estate InvestmentsKGaA’s $1.2bn acquisition of 51% stake in VIB Vermogen, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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A total of 62 construction & real estate industry deals worth $4.5bn were announced for the region in January 2022, against the 12-month average of 80 deals.
Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in January 2022 with 47 transactions, representing a 75.8% share for the region.
In second place was private equity with 11 deals, followed by venture financing deals with four transactions, respectively capturing a 17.7% and 6.5% 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 $3.05bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $1.07bn and $358.56m, respectively.
Europe construction & real estate industry deals in January 2022: Top deals
The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 73.3% of the overall value during January 2022.
The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $3.28bn, against the overall value of $4.5bn recorded for the month.
The top five construction & real estate industry deals of January 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) DIC Real Estate InvestmentsKGaA $1.2bn acquisition deal for 51% stake in VIB Vermogen
2) The $1.02bn private equity deal with Cupa Group by Brookfield Asset Management
3) Holcim $385.16m acquisition deal with PRB Group
4) The $343.67m venture financing deal with Heimkapital by Frank Strauss and yabeo Capital
5) Barratt Developments $334.75m acquisition deal with Gladman Developments