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 for 5% stake with The Golden State Warriors
2) The $2.5bn acquisition of Arsenal FC by Daniel Ek
3) Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore’s $1.5bn acquisition of Minnesota Lynx and Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball
4) The $650m merger deal of Gores Metropoulos II and Sonder
5) Evolution Gaming Group’s acquisition deal with Big Time Gaming for $535.28m.
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.