Total Tourism & leisure industry M&A deals worth $829.1m were announced globally in April 2022, led by Infinite Reality’s $470m acquisition of ReKTGlobal, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 48.5% over the previous month of $1.61bn and a drop of 77.3% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $3.65bn.

Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $599.06m. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $599.06m.

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

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in April 2022 was the US with seven deals, followed by the UK with six and Canada with three.

In 2022, as of April, Tourism & leisure M&A deals worth $3.88bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 67.6% year on year.

Tourism & leisure industry M&A deals in April 2022: Top deals

The top five M&A deals accounted for 93.6% of the overall value during April 2022.

The combined value of the top five Tourism & leisure M&A deals stood at $775.94m, against the overall value of $829.1m recorded for the month.

The top five Tourism & leisure industry M&A deals of April 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Infinite Reality $470m acquisition deal with ReKTGlobal

2) The $176m acquisition of Fortress State International by TKTR Investment

3) Better Collective $113.31m acquisition deal with Futbin

4) The $15.75m acquisition of Chesapeake Hospitality by Remington Hotels

5) LL Lucky Games(Lady Luck Games) $0.88m acquisition deal with ReelNRG