Total Tourism & leisure industry deals worth $716.1m were announced globally for May 2022, with the $184.06m private equity deal with DigitalBridge Group being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 62.5% over the previous month of $1.91bn and a drop of 90% when compared with the last 12-month average of $7.13bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 33.90% with 39 deals in May 2022 when compared to the last 12-month average of 59 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $332.44m in May 2022.

Tourism & leisure industry deals in May 2022: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 68.9% of the overall value during May 2022.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $493.08m, against the overall value of $716.1m recorded for the month.

The top five Tourism & leisure industry deals of May 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Brookfield Asset Management $184.06m private equity deal with DigitalBridge Group

2) The $105.18m acquisition of Share Now by Free2Move

3) EOS Investors $105m acquisition deal with Wequassett Resort and Golf Club

4) The $50m acquisition of Two Bit Circus by Alpine Acquisition

5) My Dna Life Australia $48.84m acquisition deal for 80% stake with Australian Life Tech