Total tourism & leisure industry deals worth $12.7bn were announced globally for April 2021, with the $5.5bn private equity deal with The Golden State Warriors being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 29.2% over the previous month of $17.87bn and a rise of 141.9% when compared with the last 12-month average of $5.23bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 1.39% with 71 deals in April 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 72 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $8.25bn in April 2021.

tourism & leisure industry deals in April 2021: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 84.5% of the overall value during April 2021.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $10.69bn, against the overall value of $12.7bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Arctos Sports Partners $5.5bn private equity deal with The Golden State Warriors

2) The $2.5bn acquisition of Arsenal FC by Daniel Ek

3) Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore $1.5bn acquisition deal with Minnesota Lynx and Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball

4) The $650m merger of Gores Metropoulos II and Sonder by

5) Evolution Gaming Group $535.28m acquisition deal with Big Time Gaming