Tourism & leisure industry M&A deals in Q4 2020 total $12bn globally

20th January 2021 (Last Updated January 20th, 2021 10:50)

Tourism & leisure industry M&A deals in Q4 2020 total $12bn globally

Total tourism & leisure industry M&A deals in Q4 2020 worth $12bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 63.9% over the previous quarter and a rise of 22.8% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $9.81bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $5.35bn. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $3.74bn.

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

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in Q4 2020 was the US with 34 deals, followed by the UK with 20 and China with 12.

In 2020, as of the end of Q4 2020, tourism & leisure M&A deals worth $36.51bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 48.3% year on year.

Tourism & leisure industry M&A deals in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five tourism & leisure industry M&A deals accounted for 76.9% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five tourism & leisure M&A deals stood at $9.23bn, against the overall value of $12bn recorded for the month.

The top five tourism & leisure industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Caesars Entertainment’s $3.69bn acquisition of William Hill

2) The $2.16bn acquisition of CAR by Indigo GlamourLimited

3) Gamenet Group’s $1.33bn acquisition of Lottomatica Scommesse and Lottomatica Videolot Rete

4) The $1.2bn acquisition of Tokyo Dome by Mitsui Fudosan

5) AccorHotels’ acquisition of SBE Entertainment Group for $850m.

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.