Australia’s Boral Ltd. agreed to buy U.S. building materials company Headwaters Inc. (NYSE: HW) for $1.8 billion in cash as it seeks to benefit from increased infrastructure spending promised by President-elect Donald Trump.

Construction deals have been rising in the middle market. ABC Supply Co. bought steel frame distributor L&W Supply; Southwire Co. LLC is purchasing electrical wire maker United Copper Industries Inc.; and United Subcontractors Inc. has acquired Southern Foam and Coating.

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