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2019 Global M&A Construction Monitor

Latest 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.

November 2019

Curious to know what trends dominate in the different countries? Per region you will find a more detailed outlook on the local construction industry in the report. Get your free copy of the Global Construction Monitor by clicking on the button on the right or via this link

European Outlook

Part of the Global Construction Monitor is the European Outlook. The key findings in this outlook are:

  • M&A activity stabilized at 197 deals in 2018, after consecutive years of growth
  • The share of cross-border deals dropped for the third year in a row, indicating an increasing focus on local markets
  • 2018 showed a significantly increase in PE activity in the construction sector, resulting in 58 PE driven deals, covering 29% of the total number of deals
  • Margins continue to be under pressure throughout Europe, driven by high costs for material and labor, the lack of skilled personnel and high levels of competition
  • Aiming to boost margins, European construction companies are increasingly focusing on diversification strategies, resulting in a continuing rise of total recorded diversification deals

Zooming in on the Netherlands

Looking specifically to the construction industry of the Netherlands, we came to a view conclusions: 

  • For 2019 and 2020 growth is expected to continue, mainly in the residential construction market. After 2020, the Dutch construction industry is expected to hit calmer waters
  • The infrastructure sector faces structural market issues regarding public tender projects, with an imbalance in risks and rewards
  • The positive market environment results in Dutch construction companies mainly focusing on core activities in the local market
  • Supply chain pressure increases interest of construction firms in industrializes processes, resulting in an expected rise in investments in digital and tech related businesses. Specifically in the infrastructure market, the interest in digital construction to increase efficiency is high

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