North America’s construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 8.22% in deal activity during August 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by VICI Properties’ $17.2bn acquisition of MGM Growth Properties, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 79 construction & real estate industry deals worth $22.3bn were announced for the region in August 2021, against the 12-month average of 73 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in August 2021 with 55 transactions, representing a 69.6% share for the region.

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In second place was private equity with 12 deals, followed by venture financing deals with 12 transactions, respectively capturing a 15.2% and 15.2% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in North America’s construction & real estate industry with $20.98bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $787.5m and $550.79m, respectively.

North America construction & real estate industry deals in August 2021: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 96.1% of the overall value during August 2021.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $21.45bn, against the overall value of $22.3bn recorded for the month.

The top five construction & real estate industry deals of August 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) VICI Properties $17.2bn acquisition deal with MGM Growth Properties

2) The $3.1bn acquisition of WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust

3) Sun Capital Partners $411m private equity deal with Select Interior Concepts

4) The $408m acquisition of 80% stake in Castlerock Communities by Daiwa House USA Holdings

5) Oak Hill Advisors $326.5m private equity deal with Workspace Property Trust