Total tourism & leisure industry M&A deals in Q4 2020 worth $3.74bn were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 663.26% over the previous quarter and a rise of 284.8% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $972.31m.

The UK held a 31.2% share of the global tourism & leisure industry M&A deal value that totalled $12bn in Q4 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 20 deals during Q4 2020, marking a flat growth over the previous quarter and a drop of 16.7% over the last four-quarter average.

The UK tourism & leisure industry M&A deals in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top three tourism & leisure industry M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top three tourism & leisure M&A deals stood at $3.74bn, against the overall value of $3.74bn recorded for the month.

The top three tourism & leisure industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Caesars Entertainment’s $3.69bn acquisition of William Hill

2) The $41.44m asset transaction with Sportech by BetMakers

3) Oriental Rainbow Investments’ $6.98m acquisition of Birmingham City and Birmingham City Stadium

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.