Tourism & leisure industry M&A deals in Q4 2018 total $1.08bn in United Kingdom

14th March 2019 (Last Updated March 15th, 2019 05:18)

Tourism & leisure industry M&A deals in Q4 2018 total $1.08bn in United Kingdom

Total tourism & leisure industry M&A deals in Q4 2018 worth $1.08bn were announced in the United Kingdom, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 65.7% over the previous quarter and a drop of 76.3% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $4.55bn.

The United Kingdom held a 9.8% share of the global tourism & leisure industry M&A deal value that totalled $11bn in Q4 2018.

In terms of deal activity, the United Kingdom recorded 33 deals during Q4 2018, marking a rise of 43.5% over the previous quarter and a rise of 17.9% over the last four-quarter average.

The United Kingdom tourism & leisure industry M&A deals in Q4 2018: Top deals

The top five tourism & leisure industry M&A deals accounted for 69.2% of the overall value during Q4 2018.

The combined value of the top five tourism & leisure industry M&A deals stood at $745m, against the overall value of $1.08bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced tourism & leisure industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in Q4 2018 was Cola Holdings’ $340.11m asset transaction with Hilton London Kensington hotel.

In second place was the $151.99m asset transaction with The Midland Manchester by Pandox(publ) and in third place was Urban Commons’ $147.3m asset transaction with The Wagner.

The $54.74m asset transaction with Karen Newman by Peter Newman and Pandox(publ)’s asset transaction with Radisson Blu Glasgow for $50.86m 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.

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.