Despite 10.9 pc drop in travel deals, PE & Europe markets grow: GlobalData

Deal activity rises in UK, India, South Korea & Germany
2024-06-19
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Despite 10.9 pc drop in travel deals, PE, Europe markets grow : GlobalData
Despite 10.9 pc drop in travel deals, PE & Europe markets grow: GlobalData

The statement says that the number of M&A and venture financing deals declined by 5.7 pc and 28.4 pc respectively

Global travel and tourism deals drop 10.9 pc. However, PE deals and European markets see positive figures during January-May 2024, says latest report by GlobalData.
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Despite most destinations boasting positive tourism figures and post-Covid recovery, travel and tourism sector witnessed 10.9 pc year-on-year (YoY) decline in the number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity (PE) and venture financing, as announced globally during January-May 2024.

According to a press statement by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, PE deals showed improvement despite this downturn and European markets showed growth, highlighting new opportunities for strategic investments.

An analysis of GlobalData’s Deals Database revealed that the total number of deals announced in the travel and tourism sector globally fell from 321 during January-May 2023 to 286 during January-May 2024.

The statement says that the number of M&A and venture financing deals declined by 5.7 pc and 28.4 pc respectively, during January-May 2024 compared to January-May 2023, whereas private equity deals volume showcased 9.1 pc YoY growth.

Aurojyoti Bose

Aurojyoti Bose

“Deal-making sentiments have taken a hit across several sectors, including travel and tourism. The impact was felt in most of the regions and several key markets,” says Aurojyoti Bose, Lead Analyst at GlobalData.

GlobalData says that deals volume for North America, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and South and Central America regions recorded YoY decline of 32.3 pc, 8.2 pc, 25 pc and 40 pc, respectively, during the review period. However, Europe emerged as an exception and showcased a YoY growth of 13.4 pc in deals volume during January-May 2024.

It adds that several key global markets including the US, China and Australia saw respective deals volume declining by 30.4 pc, 52.2 pc and 15.4 pc during January-May 2024 compared to during January-May 2023. However, some markets such as the UK, India, South Korea and Germany managed to see some improvement in deal activity.

“Despite the overall decline in deal activity in the travel and tourism sector, the improvement in markets like Europe, the UK, India, South Korea, and Germany demonstrate the sector’s adaptability and potential for strategic investments. Investors should seize these emerging opportunities to navigate the evolving landscape and drive future growth,” says Bose.

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