North America’s tourism & leisure industry saw a rise of 14.29% in deal activity during April 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Infinite Reality’s $470m acquisition of ReKTGlobal, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 24 tourism & leisure industry deals worth $955.7m were announced for the region in April 2022, against the 12-month average of 21 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in April 2022 with ten transactions, representing a 41.7% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with seven deals, followed by venture financing deals with seven transactions, respectively capturing a 29.2% and 29.2% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in North America’s tourism & leisure industry with $599.06m, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $343m and $13.67m, respectively.

North America tourism & leisure industry deals in April 2022: Top deals

The top five tourism & leisure deals accounted for 98.6% of the overall value during April 2022.

The combined value of the top five tourism & leisure deals stood at $942.06m, against the overall value of $955.7m recorded for the month.

The top five tourism & leisure industry deals of April 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Infinite Reality $470m acquisition deal with ReKTGlobal

2) The $293m private equity of 30% stake in OEG Attractions Holdings by Atairos Management and NBCUniversal Media

3) Better Collective $113.31m acquisition of Futbin

4) The $50m private equity of Bar Partners by Surge Private Equity

5) Remington Hotels $15.75m acquisition deal with Chesapeake Hospitality