M&A Activity in the Global Tourism and Leisure Industry

Total tourism & leisure industry M&A deals worth $569.3m were announced globally in February 2022, led by Allwyn Entertainment’s $372.2m acquisition of OPAP, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 28.3% over the previous month of $794.28m and a drop of 85% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $3.79bn.

Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $372.2m. At the country level, the Greece topped the list in terms of deal value at $372.2m.

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

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in February 2022 was the US with five deals, followed by the UK with four and Australia with two.

In 2022, as of February, tourism & leisure M&A deals worth $1.36bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 72.7% year on year.

tourism & leisure industry M&A deals in February 2022: Top deals

The top three M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during February 2022.

The combined value of the top three tourism & leisure M&A deals stood at $569.3m, against the overall value of $569.3m recorded for the month.

The top three tourism & leisure industry M&A deals of February 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Allwyn Entertainment $372.2m acquisition deal with OPAP

2) The $195m acquisition of Nugget Casino Resort by Century Casinos

3) Alloggio Group $2.09m acquisition deal with Best of Magnetic