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Tony Ryan

JLL Hotels and Hospitality Group

Managing Director, Global Mergers and Acquisitions

Current Responsibilities

Tony leads the Global Mergers & Acquisitions team of JLL Hotels & Hospitality. The team services JLL’s hospitality industry clients with M&A advice to optimise their regional and international businesses. Tony provides clients with strategic and tactical advice in relation to:

·Corporate and entity level transactions,
·Buy and sell side M&A advisory,
·Advising on growth and business enhancement strategies,
·Cross-border expansion,
·Capital sourcing and joint ventures,
·Company valuations, and
·Business restructuring
Tony and his team work in conjunction with JLL’s Global Corporate Finance team with over 120 staff in 8 offices worldwide.


Tony has over 30 years’ experience providing commercial and legal advice to hotel owners, operators, developers and financiers across the globe. Since joining JLL in 2015, Tony has established a unique business sourcing and advising on transactions of hotel management platforms and portfolios across the globe including Accor’s US$940 million takeover of Mantra Group.

Education and Affiliations

Tony has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Sydney University) and Graduate of Advanced Management Program, School of Hotel Administration (Cornell University).

Tony's Sessions

Tuesday - 5th February 2019
09:10 - 09:45
09:10 - 09:45

Tarek Daouk, Founder & Managing Partner, Smartotels, LLC

Tony Ryan, Managing Director, Global Mergers and Acquisitions, JLL Hotels and Hospitality Group

Jason Puryear, Head of Hospitality, ADIA (Abu Dhabi Investment Authority)