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March 25, 2019updated 26 Mar 2019 5:17pm

Europe’s tourism & leisure industry sees a rise of 3.3% in deal activity in Q4 2018

By Carmen

Europe’s tourism & leisure industry saw a rise of 3.3% in overall deal activity during Q4 2018, when compared to the four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 94 deals worth $3.4bn were announced for the region during Q4 2018, against the four-quarter average of 91 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in Q4 2018 with 71, representing a 75.5% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with 15 deals, followed by venture financing deals with eight transactions, respectively capturing a 16% and 8.5% share of the overall deal activity for the quarter.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in Europe’s tourism & leisure industry with $2.97bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $406.45m and $32.79m, respectively.

Europe tourism & leisure industry deals in Q4 2018: Top deals

The top five tourism & leisure deals accounted for 51.3% of the overall value during Q4 2018.

The combined value of the top five tourism & leisure deals stood at $1.75bn, against the overall value of $3.4bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced tourism & leisure deal tracked by GlobalData in Q4 2018 was Accor(Foodservice)’s $499.77m acquisition of Orbis.

In second place was the $394.05m acquisition of Transdev Group by RETHMANN SE & Co and in third place was Cola Holdings’ $340.11m asset transaction with Hilton London Kensington.

The $257.62m asset transaction with Tanjong by Parques Reunidos Servicios Centrales and CVC Advisers’ private equity deal with Premiership Rugby for $256.45m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.

 

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This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.

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