Global M&A construction monitor
Trends and developments in the construction industry
Is the construction industry focusing on cross-border deals or on local markets? And, how are they dealing with the supply chain pressure anno 2019? Read it in our Global M&A Construction Monitor 2018-2019. This monitor explores the trends and developments in the Global and regional construction industry based on M&A activity and opinions from our local construction experts.
Global construction industry: significant trends
We are pleased to present the first Global M&A Construction Monitor (GCM) in which we discuss the most noticeable trends and developments in the Global and regional construction industries. This report is based on publicly available data regarding M&A and market outlooks and opinions from our local construction experts.
The M&A developments and shaping trends are analyzed per global region – North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa & the Middle East and Asia & the Pacific. Despite the regional differences in market characteristics, we observed two major global trends:
Growing focus on local markets
For the second year in a row the share of cross-border deals showed a decline. Spurred by widespread positive economic conditions we observe a trend in growing focus on local markets opportunities.
Boosting margins by diversification
Supply chain pressure, mainly due to strongly increased construction costs, is a major challenge for construction companies in multiple global regions. In search for better margins the construction industry focuses on diversification strategies. This trend is reflected in the increased number of diversification deals.