Total tourism & leisure industry M&A deals in Q4 2019 worth $558.62m were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 148.4% over the previous quarter and a drop of 57.6% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $1.32bn.

The UK held a 2.3% share of the global tourism & leisure industry M&A deal value that totalled $24.32bn in Q4 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 29 deals during Q4 2019, marking a flat growth over the previous quarter and a flat growth over the last four-quarter average.

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The UK tourism & leisure industry M&A deals in Q4 2019: Top deals

The top five tourism & leisure industry M&A deals accounted for 87.5% of the overall value during Q4 2019.

The combined value of the top five tourism & leisure M&A deals stood at $488.74m, against the overall value of $558.62m recorded for the month.

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

1) Twenty14 Holdings’ $144.49m asset transaction with Galliard Homes

2) The $121.44m acquisition of The Horserace Totalisator Board by Alizeti Capital

3) Deka Immobilien's $103.49m asset transaction with

4) The $67.57m acquisition of Double Advance Group by Anchor Street Investment

5) Fuller, Smith & Turner's acquisition of Cotswold Inns & Hotels for $51.75m.

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.