M&A Deal Summary

Carnival Acquires Holland America

On February 12, 1989, Carnival acquired leisure company Holland America for 625M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Carnival’s 1st transaction in the Leisure sector.
  • This is Carnival’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Carnival’s 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is Carnival’s 1st transaction in Washington.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 1989-02-12
Target Holland America
Sector Leisure
Buyer(s) Carnival
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 625M USD

Target

Holland America

Seattle, Washington, United States
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Holland America's cruise ship Rotterdam tied up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Holland America's cruise ship Rotterdam tied up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Holland America is a cruise line based in Seattle, Washington. The Company was established in 1873 as a cargo shipping and passenger line between the Netherlands and North America.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Carnival

Miami, Florida, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1972
Sector Leisure
Employees87,000
Revenue 12.2B USD (2022)
DESCRIPTION
Carnival's corporate headquarters in Miami, Florida.
Carnival's corporate headquarters in Miami, Florida.

Carnival is a cruise ship operator and vacation company. Carnival's portfolio includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn in North America; P&O Cruises (UK), and Cunard in the United Kingdom; AIDA Cruises in Germany; Costa Cruises in Southern Europe; Iberocruceros in Spain; and P&O Cruises (Australia) in Australia. Carnival was incorporated in 1972 and is based in Miami, Florida.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 3
Sector (Leisure) 1 of 3
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 1
State (Washington) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 3
Year (1989) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
1998-04-08 Cunard Line

Valencia, California, United States

Cunard Line is a British-American shipping company famous for the QE2 and later the QM2. It is based in Valencia, California.

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