Total tourism & leisure industry M&A deals worth $3.4bn were announced globally in September 2022, led by Churchill Downs’ $79m acquisition of Ellis Park Race Course, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked a decrease of 22.2% over the previous month of $4.41bn and a drop of 42.3% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $5.94bn.
Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $3.21bn. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $3.16bn.
In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for tourism & leisure industry M&A deals globally, followed by Europe and then Asia-Pacific.
The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in September 2022 was the US with 13 deals, followed by the UK with six and Australia with three.
In 2022, as of September, tourism & leisure M&A deals worth $32.63bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 42.9% year on year.
tourism & leisure industry M&A deals in September 2022: Top deals
The top five M&A deals accounted for 7.2% of the overall value during September 2022.
The combined value of the top five tourism & leisure M&A deals stood at $245.06m, against the overall value of $3.4bn recorded for the month.
The top five tourism & leisure industry M&A deals of September 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Churchill Downs’s $79m acquisition deal with Ellis Park Race Course
2) The $68m acquisition of Evergreen Gaming by Maverick Gaming
3) Pandox’s $45.06m asset transaction deal with Starwood Capital Group Management
4) The $44m asset transaction deal with HR Group by Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
5) Peachtree Hotel Group’s $9m asset transaction deal with Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel