Tourism & leisure industry private equity deals in Q4 2019 total $4.21bn globally

21st February 2020 (Last Updated February 25th, 2020 07:34)

Tourism & leisure industry private equity deals in Q4 2019 total $4.21bn globally

Total tourism & leisure industry private equity deals in Q4 2019 worth $4.21bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 45.5% over the previous quarter and a drop of 20.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $5.27bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $2.44bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $2.44bn.

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

The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in Q4 2019 was the US with 15 deals, followed by the UK with nine and Republic of Korea (South Korea) with two.

In 2019, as of the end of Q4 2019, tourism & leisure private equity deals worth $23.59bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 113.03% year on year.

Tourism & leisure industry private equity deals in Q4 2019: Top deals

The top five tourism & leisure industry private equity deals accounted for 81.6% of the overall value during Q4 2019.

The combined value of the top five tourism & leisure private equity deals stood at $3.43bn, against the overall value of $4.21bn recorded for the month.

The top five tourism & leisure industry deals of Q4 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) The Blackstone Group’s $1.89bn private equity deal with Great Wolf Resorts

2) The $500m private equity deal with City Football Group by Silver Lake Partners

3) Pacific Alliance Group’s $481.6m private equity deal with Hyatt Hotels

4) The $310m private equity deal with Marriott International by Qatar Investment Authority

5) Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Novastar Investment’s private equity deal with Smartfit Escola de Ginastica e Danca S / A for $255.62m.

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.