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Size Analysis: The number of publicly traded Hospitality & Wellness companies has exhibited a drastic increase compared to the previous quarter (3Q2023). During the entirety of the fourth quarter of 2023, the Hospitality & Wellness industry witnessed a total of $36.8 billion in transaction value, comprising 629 transactions. This represents a noteworthy increase of $17.6 billion compared to the previous quarter. These metrics suggest that the Hospitality & Wellness sector remains robust and dynamic, with ongoing M&A activities and resilience in terms of market performance.

Public Market Dynamics: The number of publicly traded companies decreased from 1053 in the third quarter of 2023 to 904 in the fourth quarter of 2023. The disparity in returns between the largest and smallest companies underscores the diverse performance landscape within the market during this period.

Transaction Trends: In total, there were 629 transactions in this period, comprising 323 M&A deals, 213 private placements, and 58 public offers. These 629 transactions collectively amounted to a total value of $36.8 trillion. In comparison to the preceding quarter (Q3 2023), we observed a increase of 66 transactions in the current quarter. 

Dispersion Insights: North America stands out as the most saturated market. Notably, Asia remains a strong contender in previous and current quarters, closely trailing the leader. This historical context provides insights into the evolving dynamics of these regional markets.


We screened CapitalIQ using its industry classification. Transactions were filtered by accounced date within the last 3 years. Companies were filtered by having a public company type. The main industry selected was "Consumer Discretionary". CapitalIQ subsector "Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure" and subgroup "Beauty Care Services" were used to screen the database.


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