Total tourism & leisure industry deals worth $10.6bn were announced globally for October 2021, with the $6.05bn private equity deal with Scientific Games being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 65.6% over the previous month of $30.87bn and a rise of 42.6% when compared with the last 12-month average of $7.45bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 20.00% with 48 deals in October 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 60 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $6.16bn in October 2021.

tourism & leisure industry deals in October 2021: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 95.9% of the overall value during October 2021.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $10.18bn, against the overall value of $10.6bn recorded for the month.

The top five tourism & leisure industry deals of October 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Brookfield Business Partners $6.05bn private equity deal with Scientific Games

2) The $1.87bn private equity of 75% stake in VFS Global by The Blackstone Group

3) Alibaba Group Holding,Beijing Yingtong Technology,Changan Automobile,China FAW Group,CITIC,Dezaihou Capital,Dongfeng Motor,Hongwei Capital,Redview Capital,Tencent Investment,Tongcheng Travel and Virtue Capital $1.21bn venture financing deal with Nanjing Lingxing Technology

4) The $853m private equity of European Camping Group by PAI Partners

5) M&G Investment Management,Mubadala Capital,New Mountain Partners II,Northzone Ventures,Novator Partners,RTP Global – UK,SoftBank Vision Fund 2,SpeedInvest and White Star Capital $200m venture financing deal with TIER Mobility