Total tourism & leisure industry deals for Q4 2020 worth $16.56bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 80% over the previous quarter and a rise of 10.6% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $15bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 21.2% over the last four-quarter average with 205 deals against the average of 260 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $7.07bn.

Tourism & leisure industry deals in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five tourism & leisure deals accounted for 65.9% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five tourism & leisure deals stood at $10.92bn, against the overall value of $16.56bn recorded for the month.

The top five tourism & leisure industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Caesars Entertainment’s $3.69bn acquisition of William Hill

2) The $2.53bn private equity deal with Great Canadian Gaming by Apollo Global Management

3) Indigo GlamourLimited’s $2.16bn acquisition of CAR

4) The $1.33bn acquisition of Lottomatica Scommesse and Lottomatica Videolot Rete by Gamenet Group

5) Mitsui Fudosan’s acquisition of Tokyo Dome for $1.2bn.

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.