US tourism & leisure industry down by 18.9% in February 2020 – GlobalData

The US tourism & leisure industry saw a drop of 18.9% in overall deal activity during February 2020, when compared with the last 12-month average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

A total of 30 deals worth USD458.86 million were announced in February 2020, compared to the 12-month average of 37 deals.

M&A was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 19 deals which accounted for 63.3% of all deals.

In second place was venture financing with seven deals, followed by private equity with four transactions, respectively accounting for 23.3% and 13.3% of overall deal activity in the country’s tourism & leisure industry during the month.

In terms of the value of deals, private equity was the leading deal category in the US tourism & leisure industry with total deals worth USD 238m, while M&A and venture financing deals totalled USD 181.7m and USD 39.16m, respectively.

The top five tourism & leisure industry deals accounted for 64.9% of the overall value during February 2020.

The combined value of the top five tourism & leisure deals stood at USD 297.7m, against the overall value of USD 458.86m recorded for the month.

The top five tourism & leisure industry deals of February 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

  • Cedar Capital Partners, King Street Real Estate GP and Westdale Properties’ USD 120m private equity deal with Shelborne South Beach Hotel
  • The USD 118m private equity deal with Marriott International by Dimah Capital Investment and Stonebridge Companies
  • 2 Chainz and Larry Fitzgerald’s $30m venture financing deal with Turo
  • The USD 16.2m asset transaction by MCR Development
  • 808 Indiana’s asset transaction with Louisville Hotel Associates for USD 13.5m.