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March 8, 2019

Tourism & leisure industry private equity deals in Q4 2018 total $1.96bn globally

Total tourism & leisure private equity deals in Q4 2018 worth $1.96bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 16.5% over the previous quarter and a drop of 52.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $4.1bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $1.03bn. At the country level, the United States topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.03bn.

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

The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in Q4 2018 was the United States with 16 deals, followed by Germany with five and the United Kingdom with four.

In 2018, as of the end of Q4, tourism & leisure private equity deals worth $14.6bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 47.8% year on year.

Tourism & leisure private equity deals in Q4 2018: Top deals

The top five tourism & leisure private equity deals accounted for 79.4% of the overall value during Q4 2018.

The combined value of the top five tourism & leisure private equity deals stood at $1.56bn, against the overall value of $1.96bn recorded for the quarter.

The top announced tourism & leisure private equity deal tracked by GlobalData in Q4 2018 was Pershing Square Capital Management’s $695.63m private equity deal with Hilton Worldwide Holdings.

In second place was Variant Equity Advisors’ private equity deal with Stagecoach Group for $271.4m and in third place was CVC Advisers’ $256.45m private equity deal with Premiership Rugby.

Warburg Pincus’ $181m private equity deal with Weave Co-Living and Woodbine Legacy Investment Partners’ private equity deal with DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles for $151.5m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.

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.

 

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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.

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