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March 8, 2019

Tourism & leisure industry M&As in Q4 2018 total $13.83bn globally

Total tourism & leisure M&A deals in Q4 2018 worth $13.83bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 17.9% over the previous quarter and a drop of 37.8% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $22.25bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $6.27bn. At the country level, the United States topped the list in terms of deal value at $5.28bn.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for tourism & leisure M&A deals globally, followed by Europe and then Asia-Pacific.

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in Q4 2018 was the United States with 80 deals, followed by the United Kingdom with 33 and Australia with seven.

In 2018, as of the end of Q4, tourism & leisure M&As worth $73.2bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 18.3% year on year.

Tourism & leisure M&A deals in Q4 2018: Top deals

The top five tourism & leisure M&A deals accounted for 57.8% of the overall value during Q4 2018.

The combined value of the top five tourism & leisure M&A deals stood at $7.99bn, against the overall value of $13.83bn recorded for the quarter.

The top announced tourism & leisure M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in Q4 2018 was Jin Jiang International Hotel Management’s $3.97bn acquisition of Radisson Hospitality.

In second place was NASCAR Media Group’s acquisition of International Speedway for $1.85bn and in third place was Target Lodging’s $820m acquisition of Target Lodging Management.

VICI Properties’ $700m asset transaction with GREEKTOWN CASINO and Sunac Real Estate Group’s acquisition of Chengdu Wanda Theme Cultural and Tourism Management for $646.96m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.

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.

 

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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.

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