Total tourism & leisure industry deals for August 2019 worth $4.77bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 50.5% over the previous month and a drop of 38.1% when compared with the last 12-month average of $7.71bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 5.6% over the last 12-month average with 113 deals against the average of 107 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $3.1bn.

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By GlobalData

Tourism & leisure industry deals in August 2019: Top deals

The top five tourism & leisure deals accounted for 70.8% of the overall value during August 2019.

The combined value of the top five tourism & leisure deals stood at $3.38bn, against the overall value of $4.77bn recorded for the month.

The top five tourism & leisure industry deals of August 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Joseph Tsai’s $2.35bn acquisition of NBA Media Ventures

2) The $562.6m acquisition of Dream Cruises Holding by Darting Investment Holdings

3) Clarke’s $199.7m acquisition of Holloway Lodging

4) The $168.58m private equity deal with easyHotel by Cadim Fonds, Citrus UK Bidco and ICAMAP Investments

5) Accel Entertainment Gaming’s acquisition of Grand River Jackpot for $100m.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

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.