Building & Infrastructure

The construction industry is a clear growth market and a decisive economic factor for Germany. In 2021, the sector made up 5.9% of the overall economy, with companies in the construction industry achieving a turnover of around 192 billion euros. The sector includes the main construction trade with 75,000 as well as the finishing trade with a total of around 250,000 companies, which show annual growth rates of 4.9%.

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    Executive Summary

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    Felix Engelhardt, CFA

Current Developments

Growth market with room for digital innovation.

In Germany, the construction industry is enjoying rapid development. A growing population, changes in the demographic structure and a positive economic situation are causing a high demand for housing. In addition, forms of housing such as multi-generation houses, micro-apartments and prefabricated houses are becoming increasingly popular.

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Building Information Modelling (BIM)

BIM aims to digitise the collaboration between the different parties in a construction project. Its use increases transparency and plan accuracy of the process.


Our Sector Transactions
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Number of M&A transactions - DACH region, 2021 (as of August)
Significant Transactions
  • Global Infrastructure Management LLC x Suez SA
  • Brookfield Business Partners L.P. x Modulaire Group

Zumera Trendzoom

The development of innovative approaches opens up a greater opportunity for the active involvement of clients in planning processes. The increasing environmental awareness in our society will be reflected in the construction industry, such as the recycling of materials in closed systems. In addition, the use of software solutions, such as novel simulation and calculation methods, is steadily increasing.

People & Voices

Zumera has in-depth professional and industry knowledge and can draw on a broad network of industry experts who have gained many years of transaction experience.

"The construction industry is an exciting and growing market with attractive growth forecasts - demand for investment opportunities in the mid-market environment is high. We are seeing a steady increase in M&A transactions in parallel with the recovery from the pandemic."

CEO & FounderFelix Engelhardt, CFA

Our M&A perspective

The growing use of digital technologies is influencing the construction industry to an ever greater extent. Machine learning, artificial intelligence and 3D printing are expected to increase efficiency and reduce construction costs. At the same time, the challenge of skills shortages remains for the industry. Therefore, the growth of the industry as a whole is strongly linked to the employment situation in companies. This increases the pressure to consolidate, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Our M&A perspective

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