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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