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Mergers & Acquisitions

Big Picture Thinking – M&A

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Against a background of unprecedented disruption and innovation, the hotel and hospitality industry grapples with a host of issues including shifting guest preferences and alternative business models. JLL has assembled a global team to assist you in navigating this environment and enhancing your business opportunities. By combining investment banking skills with specialist property expertise, we provide a range of corporate finance and M&A advice.

The Hotels' M&A team has ready access to the relationships and in depth market knowledge of the Hotels & Hospitality group with over 350 hotel specialists in more than 25 countries, and works in conjunction with JLL's Global Corporate Finance team with over 120 staff in eight offices worldwide.

The M&A team provides clients with strategic and tactical advice in relation to:

  • Corporate and entity level transactions
  • Buy and sell side M&A advisory
  • Cross-border expansion including portfolios
  • Capital sourcing
  • Joint ventures
  • Company valuations
  • Business restructuring

We act for local, regional and global hotel and travel companies along with private equity, high net-worth individuals and institutional investors on both buy and sell side mandates. We source and advise on tra​nsactions involving hotel management platforms - with or without hotel real estate.

Over the past three years, there has been an increasing appetite for M&A deals in the hospitality and travel industries. The major operator groups are seeking to address geographic and sectorial gaps in their portfolios as well as meeting the aggressive unit growth targets sought by shareholders and analysts. Private equity, HNWI and institutional investors see the value in investing in hotel management/ownership platforms with strategies to drive scale, efficiencies and enhance brand value. Smaller players are looking to secure the right partner to accelerate growth and earnings or exit on compelling terms.

JLL's Hotel M&A team is uniquely positioned at the forefront of these developments to drive value for our clients.