Huge Rise in Mergers and Acquisition in UK Construction

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS in UK construction have risen considerably in the third quarter of 2019 according to GlobalData.

In total, construction and real estate industry M&A deals in Q3 2019 worth £3.18bn were announced in the UK.

The value marked an increase of 90.7% over the previous quarter and a rise of 106.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average of £1.54bn.

However the 48 recorded deals during Q3 2019 in the UK is a drop of 5.9% over the previous quarter and a drop of 5.9% over the last four-quarter average.

Biggest Deals

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals accounted for 85.6% of the overall value during the quarter.

The top five construction & real estate industry deals of Q3 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

  1. Bovis Homes’ £1.06bn asset transaction with Galliford Try
  2. The £575.05m acquisition of Capital & Regional by Growthpoint Properties
  3. Gazit-Globe’s £492.71m acquisition of Atrium European Real Estate
  4. The £378.04m acquisition of Telford Homes by CBRE Group
  5. Capital Data Centre’s acquisition of Branhall Investments for £219.72m.
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