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March 14, 2019updated 15 Mar 2019 5:17am

Tourism & leisure industry M&A deals in Q4 2018 total $5.28bn in United States

By Carmen

Total US tourism & leisure industry M&A deals in Q4 2018 worth $5.28bn were announced, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 27.6% over the previous quarter and a drop of 53.5% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $11.36bn.

The United States held a 48% share of the global tourism & leisure industry M&A deal value that totalled $11bn in Q4 2018.

In terms of deal activity, the United States recorded 82 deals during Q4 2018, marking a rise of 2.5% over the previous quarter and a rise of 10.8% over the last four-quarter average.

US tourism & leisure industry M&A deals in Q4 2018: Top deals

The top five tourism & leisure industry M&A deals accounted for 74% of the overall value during Q4 2018.

The combined value of the top five tourism & leisure industry M&A deals stood at $3.91bn, against the overall value of $5.28bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced tourism & leisure industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in Q4 2018 was NASCAR Media Group’s $1.85bn acquisition of International Speedway.

In second place was the $820m acquisition of Target Lodging Management by Target Lodging and in third place was VICI Properties’ $700m asset transaction with GREEKTOWN CASINO.

The $300m asset transaction with GREEKTOWN CASINO and Jack Entertainment by Penn National Gaming and VICI Properties and Extell Development’s asset transaction with The Blackstone Group for $235m 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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