Total tourism & leisure industry private equity deals in Q2 2019 worth $8.91bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 235.4% over the previous quarter and a rise of 345.3% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $2bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $8.89bn.

At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $7.6bn. In terms of volumes, Europe emerged as the top region for tourism & leisure industry private equity deals globally, followed by North America and then Asia-Pacific.

The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in Q2 2019 was the US with 13 deals, followed by the UK with six and Belgium with four.

In 2019, as of the end of Q2 2019, tourism & leisure private equity deals worth $11.56bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 50.1% year on year.

Tourism & leisure industry private equity deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five tourism & leisure industry private equity deals accounted for 98.8% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five tourism & leisure industry private equity deals stood at $8.8bn, against the overall value of $8.91bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five tourism & leisure industry private equity deals tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 were:

1) Canada Pension Plan Investment Board , KIRKBI Invest and The Blackstone Group’s $7.56bn private equity deal with Merlin Entertainments .

2) The $702.69m private equity deal with Parques Reunidos Servicios Centrales by Alba Europe, EQT and Miles Capital

3) Angelo, Gordon &’s $205.77m private equity deal with Gecina .

4) The $195.89m private equity deal with Superbet Online by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities

5) Tennor Holding’s private equity deal with Hertha BSC GmbH & Co for $142.08m.

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.