Like FlightView Inc.

closed 1/20/2015 via PR Newswire

OAG Worldwide Limited, acquired FlightView Inc.

synopsis: OAG, the market leader in flight schedules and related analytics, is strengthening its position at the forefront of the expanding market for real-time flight status information with the acquisition of leading Boston-based real-time flight information solutions provider FlightView Inc.
buyer: OAG Worldwide Limited
OAG (Original Airline Guides) has the knowledge, experience and capability to provide reliable, high quality, up-to-the-minute aviation data, offering essential information and innovative travel planning solutions. OAG provides solutions for the aviation, air cargo logistics and travel communities. "
target: FlightView Inc.
FlightView is the recognized leader in providing the most accurate, real-time flight information solutions for the aviation and travel industry, incorporating advanced visualization techniques and innovative new technologies to meet their customers' varied needs.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

FlightGlobal, acquired FlightStats

synopsis: FlightStats, the real-time global flight data provider, has been sold to Reed Business Information’s FlightGlobal, part of the FTSE 100 listed RELX Group. FlightStats, based in Portland, Oregon, is a pioneer in making real-time global flight data available to power services and decision-support tools for many of the world’s leading airlines.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: FlightGlobal
FlightGlobal helps achieve a complete understanding of the aviation industry, the global fleet of aircraft and the market dynamics and drivers – both now and in the future. Via online tools, and expert reports, FlightGlobal can help identify growth opportunities and assess risk. "
target: FlightStats
FlightStats, based in Portland, Oregon, is a pioneer in making real-time global flight data available to power services and decision-support tools for many of the world’s leading airlines, travel agencies, mobile app developers and online services.
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closed 6/30/2011 via PR Newswire

Reed Business Information, acquired Ascend Worldwide Group Holdings Limited

synopsis: Reed Business Information, the business information division of Reed Elsevier, announced that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Ascend Worldwide Group Holdings Limited, one of the world's principal providers of data, analytics and advisory services to investors in aerospace.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading global provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Its portfolio of market leading brands makes it the preferred media partner across a range of markets from agriculture to technology. "
target: Ascend Worldwide Group Holdings Limited
Ascend is one of the world's principal providers of data, analytics and advisory services to investors in aerospace. Its global team advises on aviation investment strategies to maximise returns and generate proven investment results.
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closed 6/27/2012 via Company Press Release

AC-U-KWIK, acquired airportdata.aero

synopsis: David Kieselstein, CEO of Penton Media, announced that the company has acquired Highline LP of the United Kingdom. Highline is a business and commercial aviation company that currently provides global data and sales support to Penton’s AC-U-KWIK, the leading FBO directory serving the business aviation market as well as other new products.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: AC-U-KWIK
AC-U-KWIK provides the aviation industry with the most accurate and up-to-date airport / FBO directories. Each directory contains complete listings of FBOs, charter companies, fuel suppliers, ground transportation, maintenance and catering services at public airports across the world. "
target: airportdata.aero
airportdata.aero is owned and operated by HighLine. HighLine provides essential airport, ground handling, fuel and services information to the aviation industry. Their aim is to provide the most accurate, complete and relevant data to assist in pre-flight planning and dispatch operations.
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announced 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

ForwardKeys, will purchase Traveller Statistics from NPD Group, Inc.

synopsis: ForwardKeys, a Valencia-based travel analytics company, will acquire Traveller Statistics from The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Traveller Statistics is an online platform that provides intelligence on passengers traveling through each terminal building at 550 airports, assisting both passengers and retailers.
buyer: ForwardKeys
ForwardKeys is Valencia-based big data and business intelligence company offering a new approach to traveler operational business. The company leverages global flight reservations plus other data to monitor and qualify traveler flows, understand global demand, and forecast trends. "
seller: NPD Group, Inc.
Traveller Statistics is an online platform that provides intelligence on passengers traveling through each terminal building at 550 airports. It assists retailers to benchmark their sales performance, identify trends and opportunities, diagnose issues, and make decisions to drive growth.
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closed 12/22/2021 via BusinessWire

Valnet Inc., acquired Simple Flying

synopsis: Valnet Inc. has successfully completed the acquisition of Simple Flying, the leading online destination for aviation enthusiasts. Simple Flying is a reference in the aerospace industry, providing the latest news and information on aircraft, airlines, airports, passenger experience, and other aspects of commercial aviation.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet is a leading multi-vertical digital media publisher and owner of a variety of premium digital publications, including movie news authority ScreenRant.com, pop culture site CBR.com and video game news site GameRant.com. "
target: Simple Flying
Simple Flying is the world's fastest growing aviation news site. Simple Flying's aim is to become the world's go to site for aviation news. The site covers all major commercial aviation news as well as in depth industry analysis.
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closed 9/27/2018 via BusinessWire

Skift, acquired Airline Weekly

synopsis: Skift Inc., the largest travel industry intelligence and marketing platform, announced the acquisition of Airline Weekly, including the subscription-based newsletter and related assets. Airline Weekly reports who’s flying where, new marketing approaches, fleet, finance and key airline and airport data.
buyer: Skift
Skift is the largest industry intelligence and marketing platform in travel, providing news, information, data and services to all sectors of the world’s largest industry. "
target: Airline Weekly
Airline Weekly is a subscriber-supported publication, paid for by readers who want a more interesting, more valuable read about the airline business. Each Monday, Airline Weekly reports who’s flying where, new marketing approaches, fleet, finance and key airline and airport data.
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closed 2/28/2008 via PR Newswire

Commonwealth Business Media, Inc., purchased MRO forecast data division from AeroStrategy

synopsis: Commonwealth Business Media, leading provider of trade, transportation, and travel information, news and intelligence to global businesses, announced that it has acquired AeroStrategy's MRO forecast data division.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: Commonwealth Business Media, Inc.
Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. publishes directories, databases and magazines in the transportation, international trade, classical music and commercial credit markets. "
seller: AeroStrategy
AeroStrategy delivers informed, high-quality strategic consulting services to a varied roster of global clients. Our team of consultants offers a rare combination of industry knowledge and classic consulting skills to solve client problems thoroughly, practically, and cost-effectively.
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closed 3/3/2014 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, acquired Travel Weekly China

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media has acquired Travel Weekly China, Travel Weekly Asia, and Events China. Travel Weekly China provides vital trade news and market intelligence for China. Events China serves China through print, e-books, events and the leading industry awards programs. TravelWeekly Asia is a travel trade publication that covers Asian travel.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Procurement.travel, and Incentive. "
target parent: Contineo Media
target: Travel Weekly China
Travel Weekly China provides the travel industry in China with vital trade news and market intelligence. Events China serves China through print, e-books, events and the leading industry awards programs. TravelWeekly Asia is a travel trade publication that covers Asian travel.
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closed 1/20/2015 via PR Newswire

OAG Worldwide Limited, acquired FlightView Inc.

synopsis: OAG, the market leader in flight schedules and related analytics, is strengthening its position at the forefront of the expanding market for real-time flight status information with the acquisition of leading Boston-based real-time flight information solutions provider FlightView Inc.
buyer: OAG Worldwide Limited
OAG (Original Airline Guides) has the knowledge, experience and capability to provide reliable, high quality, up-to-the-minute aviation data, offering essential information and innovative travel planning solutions. OAG provides solutions for the aviation, air cargo logistics and travel communities. "
target: FlightView Inc.
FlightView is the recognized leader in providing the most accurate, real-time flight information solutions for the aviation and travel industry, incorporating advanced visualization techniques and innovative new technologies to meet their customers' varied needs.
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closed 2/16/2017 via BusinessWire

Vitruvian Partners LLP, acquired OAG Worldwide Limited

synopsis: OAG, the world’s leading provider of flight information (schedules and status), announces that it has been acquired by Vitruvian Partners. Vitruvian is an independent private equity firm which specialises in middle-market buyouts and growth capital investments.
buyer: Vitruvian Partners LLP
Vitruvian Partners is an independent European private equity firm that invests in high-growth Dynamic Situations. They focus on asset-light companies in targeted sectors with strong, sustainable growth, and in companies driven by new competitive advantage, a transition in business model, or events. "
target parent: Electra Partners LLP
target: OAG Worldwide Limited
OAG is an air travel intelligence company that provides accurate, timely and actionable digital information and applications to the world’s airlines, airports, government agencies and travel-related service companies.
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closed 1/20/2015 via PR Newswire

OAG Worldwide Limited, acquired FlightView Inc.

synopsis: OAG, the market leader in flight schedules and related analytics, is strengthening its position at the forefront of the expanding market for real-time flight status information with the acquisition of leading Boston-based real-time flight information solutions provider FlightView Inc.
buyer: OAG Worldwide Limited
OAG (Original Airline Guides) has the knowledge, experience and capability to provide reliable, high quality, up-to-the-minute aviation data, offering essential information and innovative travel planning solutions. OAG provides solutions for the aviation, air cargo logistics and travel communities. "
target: FlightView Inc.
FlightView is the recognized leader in providing the most accurate, real-time flight information solutions for the aviation and travel industry, incorporating advanced visualization techniques and innovative new technologies to meet their customers' varied needs.
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closed 12/6/2006 via PR Newswire

Commonwealth Business Media, Inc., acquired OAG Worldwide Limited

synopsis: United Business Media plc has acquired OAG Holdings Ltd on behalf of its wholly-owned subsidiary Commonwealth Business Media for a total cash consideration of GBP2.5m.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: Commonwealth Business Media, Inc.
Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. publishes directories, databases and magazines in the transportation, international trade, classical music and commercial credit markets. "
target parent: Electra Partners Europe
target: OAG Worldwide Limited
Best known for its flight guides, OAG offers essential travel information for easy use. Customers can access this information through a variety of media, ranging from portable pocket guides and desktop references in print and electronic format, to a customized travel information system.
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closed 2/16/2017 via BusinessWire

Vitruvian Partners LLP, acquired OAG Worldwide Limited

synopsis: OAG, the world’s leading provider of flight information (schedules and status), announces that it has been acquired by Vitruvian Partners. Vitruvian is an independent private equity firm which specialises in middle-market buyouts and growth capital investments.
buyer: Vitruvian Partners LLP
Vitruvian Partners is an independent European private equity firm that invests in high-growth Dynamic Situations. They focus on asset-light companies in targeted sectors with strong, sustainable growth, and in companies driven by new competitive advantage, a transition in business model, or events. "
target parent: Electra Partners LLP
target: OAG Worldwide Limited
OAG is an air travel intelligence company that provides accurate, timely and actionable digital information and applications to the world’s airlines, airports, government agencies and travel-related service companies.
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closed 3/19/2014 via PR Newswire

FlightGlobal, acquired Innovata LLC

synopsis: Reed Business Information (RBI), a division of Reed Elsevier, announced it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Innovata LLC, a leading provider of airline schedules data, maps and tools for the global air travel market. Innovata will join RBI's aerospace information and data services business, Flightglobal.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: FlightGlobal
FlightGlobal is a media company that publishes magazines and newsletters related to aerospace, and create events for aerospace and aviation companies. They also offer platforms that provide data on aircrafts and airlines. The company is based in the United Kingdom. "
target: Innovata LLC
Innovata is a leading source of airline schedules data covering more than 800 carriers worldwide and is a strategic partner of IATA, the trade association for the world's airlines.
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closed 12/6/2006 via PR Newswire

Commonwealth Business Media, Inc., acquired OAG Worldwide Limited

synopsis: United Business Media plc has acquired OAG Holdings Ltd on behalf of its wholly-owned subsidiary Commonwealth Business Media for a total cash consideration of GBP2.5m.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: Commonwealth Business Media, Inc.
Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. publishes directories, databases and magazines in the transportation, international trade, classical music and commercial credit markets. "
target parent: Electra Partners Europe
target: OAG Worldwide Limited
Best known for its flight guides, OAG offers essential travel information for easy use. Customers can access this information through a variety of media, ranging from portable pocket guides and desktop references in print and electronic format, to a customized travel information system.
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closed 8/15/2018 via Company Press Release

DroneLife, acquired Droneflyers.com

synopsis: DroneLife is pleased to announce the addition of DroneFlyers.com to their drone-focused ecosystem. DroneFlyers.com was founded in 2013 by veteran web and technology publisher Craig Issod, and has become one of the leading sources of information for the consumer end of the drone marketplace.
buyer: DroneLife
DRONELIFE was founded in 2013 by Ziff-Davis alumni Alan Phllips, has become a trusted news source for the commercial, industrial and consumer field of drones. "
target: Droneflyers.com
DroneFlyers.com was founded in 2013 by veteran web and technology publisher Craig Issod, and has become one of the leading sources of information for the consumer end of the drone marketplace.
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closed 6/19/2013 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor LLC, acquired GateGuru, Inc.

synopsis: TripAdvisor, Inc. announced it has acquired GateGuru, the leading mobile resource for flight and airport information around the world. With GateGuru, flyers can view detailed maps and insights on stores, restaurants, amenities and gate locations, combined with weather forecasts, estimated security wait times and real-time flight status info.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: TripAdvisor LLC (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. "
target: GateGuru, Inc.
GateGuru is a new tool to transform the chaotic and unfamiliar airport environment into a more satisfying experience before and after flights, and during layovers. GateGuru serves as the leading light to locate the best food, shopping and service options within any airport at the touch of a button.
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announced 7/27/2016 via Company Press Release

Yuko Yuko Holdings Inc., will acquire Yuko Yuko Corporation

synopsis: Recruit Holdings announced that it will transfer all shares of its wholly owned subsidiary Yuko Yuko Corporation to Yuko Yuko Holdings Inc. in which Unison Capital, Inc., Fukuoka Capital Partners Co., Ltd. and Shizuoka Capital Co., Ltd., as well as Dentsu Inc. plan to jointly invest. Yuko Yuko Corporation publishes travel information magazines.
buyer: Yuko Yuko Holdings Inc.
Yuko Yuko Holdings Inc. is a holding company formed for the acquisition and holding of Yuko Yuko shares, in which funds and other entities operated by each of Unison Capital, Inc., Fukuoka Capital Partners Co., Ltd. and Shizuoka Capital Co., Ltd., as well as Dentsu Inc. plan to jointly invest. "
target parent: Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd.
target: Yuko Yuko Corporation
Yuko Yuko Corporation publishes travel information magazines. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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closed 7/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Expedia, Inc., acquired Trover

synopsis: Online travel agency Expedia has acquired Trover, an app and website where people share their travel photos. Trover empowers users to create better travel dreams and plans by sharing authentic travel experiences with like-minded people.
buyer: Expedia, Inc. (EXPE:$7,026.00)
Expedia, Inc. is the largest online travel company in the world, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes some of the world's leading online travel brands, including: Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Expedia Local Expert®, and Classic Vacations® and more. "
target: Trover
Trover is the app for travelers. Trover empowers users to create better travel dreams and plans by sharing authentic travel experiences with like-minded people.
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closed 2/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Easyvoyage International, acquired Dealchecker.co.uk

synopsis: EasyVoyage paid Euro 10 million to buy fellow travel players Dealchecker and TravelJungle. EasyVoyage will not disclose how much is being paid for each individual business, but the Euro 10 million outlay also includes acquiring FSI Travel, a digital marketing agency which focuses mostly on tour operator businesses.
buyer: Easyvoyage International
Easyvoyage operates Easyvoyage.com, an internet portal, which offers information on travel and tourism. The company is based in Paris, France. "
target parent: DMC Digital Limited
target: Dealchecker.co.uk
Dealchecker.co.uk is an independent service that helps customers find the best travel and money deals. They are not a travel agent or finance provider - they offer a free service that shows real prices from many of the UK's top travel and financial booking engines.
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closed 5/6/2010 via Company Description

Kayak.com, acquired swoodoo GmbH

synopsis: KAYAK (kayak.com), the world’s leading travel search engine, announced the acquisition of Munich-based swoodoo (swoodoo.com), Germany’s leading flight and hotel search site.
buyer: Kayak.com (NASDAQ:KYA:$0.00)
Kayak.com is the world's leading travel search website. It searches and displays information from various travel sites, which include prices and itineraries from airlines, hotels, rental car companies, and cruise lines. "
target: swoodoo GmbH
Founded in 2006, Munich-based Swoodoo.com is Germany's leading flight and hotel search site.
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closed 8/20/2007 via PR Newswire

10Best, Inc., acquired The Content Works

synopsis: 10Best, Inc., the world's leading provider of unbiased online travel content, today announced the acquisition of The Content Works Ltd., a London-based provider of multi- language, customized print and online travel content.
buyer: 10Best, Inc.
10Best, Inc. provides unbiased travel advice to more than 40 million travelers each year, through its consumer site 10Best.com, and its "Virtual Concierge" business application that is licensed by some of the leading brands in the travel industry. "
target: The Content Works
Originally established in 2002, The Content Works has steadily become a leading provider of custom print travel guide content and technology solutions through its extensive worldwide network of travel writers, editors, and translators.
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closed 10/31/2006 via BusinessWire

SideStep, Inc, acquired TravelPost.com Inc.

synopsis: SideStep, Inc., the Internet's leading travel search company, announced the completion of its acquisition of TravelPost.com the largest independently owned site for hotel reviews and ratings. The transaction was finalized on Tuesday, October 31, 2006.
buyer: SideStep, Inc
SideStep, the Internet's leading travel search company, delivers the most comprehensive selection of travel choices at the best prices to more than five million consumers each month. "
target: TravelPost.com Inc.
TravelPost.com is the independent and impartial source for unbiased hotel reviews and hotel ratings and travel advisory services. The site features over 250,000 hotel reviews and candid hotel photos posted by real travelers and is one of the fastest growing travel resources on the web.
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closed 8/31/2006 via BusinessWire

Online Vacation Center Holdings Corp., acquired Phoenix International Publishing

synopsis: Online Vacation Center Holdings Corp., an aggregator of diversified vacation sellers, has acquired Phoenix International Publishing, the U.K.'s leading publisher of consumer magazines and guides about travel to the U.S. and Canada. The acquisition was effective on August 31, 2006.
buyer: Online Vacation Center Holdings Corp.
Online Vacation Center Holdings Corp. is focused on building a network of diversified vacation sellers with a range of products that can be cross-sold to an extensive customer base. "
target: Phoenix International Publishing
Phoenix International Publishing is the UK's leading publisher of consumer and trade publications about travel to the US and Canada. The company can trace its roots back to 1980, and the company's two principals each has over twenty-five years of travel industry experience in the UK, USA and Canada.
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closed 4/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Wikitravel

synopsis: ernet Brands, Inc, a leading operator of media and e-commerce sites for "large ticket" consumer purchases, today announced the acquisition of Wikitravel (www.wikitravel.org) and World66 (www.world66.com), two leading community travel guides of up-to-date, traveler-focused content.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc. is a leading Internet media company that owns, operates and grows community and e-commerce websites in the automotive, careers, home, money and business, shopping and travel and leisure categories. "
target: Wikitravel
Wikitravel is creating a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable worldwide travel guide written by its online community. The site was inspired by Wikipedia.org, the free encyclopedia that is quickly becoming one of the Web's most popular resources.
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closed 4/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired World66

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc, a leading operator of media and e-commerce sites for "large ticket" consumer purchases, today announced the acquisition of Wikitravel (www.wikitravel.org) and World66 (www.world66.com), two leading community travel guides of up-to-date, traveler-focused content.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc. is a leading Internet media company that owns, operates and grows community and e-commerce websites in the automotive, careers, home, money and business, shopping and travel and leisure categories. "
target: World66
World66 is one of the most complete travel resources on the Internet, thanks to nearly 80,000 articles on more than 19,000 destinations all over the world.
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closed 11/1/2005 via BusinessWire

Local Matters, Inc., acquired AreaGuides.net

synopsis: Local Matters, Inc., today furthered its strategy to deliver added revenue opportunities to Yellow Pages publishers with the acquisition of AreaGuides.net, an aggregator of local and vertical content with more than 3 million unique visitors a month and a consumer traffic profile ranked in the top 15 of local directories.
buyer: Local Matters, Inc.
Local Matters, Inc. is a media technology solutions provider and specialized online media publisher focused on the local search industry. It offers solutions that enable consumers to search for local content both online and through voice-based directory assistance. "
target: AreaGuides.net
AreaGuides was designed to generate high-quality traffic by offering context for consumers searching for travel and relocation information about local markets they planned to visit or move to.
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closed 10/22/2021 via PR Newswire

klarna AB, acquired Inspirock, Inc.

synopsis: Klarna, a leading global retail bank, payments and shopping service, has acquired Inspirock, an online trip planner that enables consumers to quickly and easily explore a destination's offerings and create personalized itineraries utilizing local expertise and artificial intelligence.
buyer: klarna AB
Based in Sweden, Klarna is one of Europe’s largest banks and provides payment solutions for 85 million consumers. Klarna offers direct payments, pay after delivery options and installment plans in a smooth one-click purchase experience that lets consumers pay when and how they prefer to. "
target: Inspirock, Inc.
Inspirock is an online trip planner that enables consumers to quickly and easily explore a destination's offerings and create personalized itineraries utilizing local expertise and artificial intelligence.
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Red Ventures, LLC, will acquire Lonely Planet

synopsis: Red Ventures, a platform of digital businesses, has acquired Lonely Planet, a leading global travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand from NC2 Media. Lonely Planet has produced over 150 million travel guidebooks, reaches 186 million people annually, and covers 22,000 destinations around the world.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures has a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships that work together to connect millions of people with expert advice. Red Ventures owns and operates several large brands including CNET, Healthline Media, The Points Guy, Bankrate and Allconnect.com. "
target parent: NC2 Media
target: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973.
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announced 7/22/2020 via AP - Associated Press

Howard Jonas, will acquire CTM Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: IDW Media Holdings, Inc., an integrated multi-media company, announced that it has agreed to sell CTM Media Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, to IDW’s Chairman, Howard Jonas. CTM Media Group, Inc. distributes visitor and tourism information in North America.
buyer: Howard Jonas
Howard Jonas is the Chairman of IDW Media Holdings, Inc. Mr. Jonas founded IDT Corporation, IDW's former parent company, in August 1990, and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since its inception. "
target parent: IDW Media Holdings
target: CTM Media Group, Inc.
CTM Media Group, Inc. distributes visitor and tourism information in North America. Its marketing approach includes brochure distribution, publishing, visitor fun cards, in-marketing digital, printing services, graphic design services, and mobile visitor information centers.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lonely Planet, acquired ArrivalGuides

synopsis: Lonely Planet, a publisher of travel guidebooks, city guides, and maps, has acquired ArrivalGuides, the world's largest distributor of destination content. ArrivalGuides represents more than 550 destinations and official tourist boards, who manage their own destination information in ArrivaGuide's content management system.
buyer parent: NC2 Media
buyer: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet publishes guidebooks, digital books, city guides, and maps that provide travel details to travelers. It also offers travel tips; language guidance books that contain keywords, basic grammar, and phrases in local languages; and health and safety advice. "
target parent: Eniro AB
target: ArrivalGuides
ArrivalGuides is the world's largest distributor of destination content. ArrivalGuides represents more than 550 destinations and official tourist boards, who manage their own destination information in ArrivaGuide's content management system.
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closed 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

HolidayCheck AG, acquired Beach-Inspector GmbH

synopsis: HolidayCheck, a leading travel website, has acquired the main assets of Beach-Inspector GmbH, the world's largest beach information and rating platform. They help users to find a list of dream beaches that reach their expectations with just a few clicks. They are based in Berlin, Germany.
buyer: HolidayCheck AG (DB:HOC:$162.04)
HolidayCheck is a leading travel website where users can easily find and book their perfect holiday and share their holiday experience. They are based in Switzerland. "
target: Beach-Inspector GmbH
Beach-Inspector is the world's largest beach information and rating platform. They help users to find a list of dream beaches that reach their expectations with just a few clicks. They are based in Berlin, Germany.
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Dealchecker.co.uk

swoodoo GmbH

The Content Works

TravelPost.com Inc.

Phoenix International Publishing

Wikitravel

World66

AreaGuides.net

Inspirock, Inc.

Lonely Planet

CTM Media Group, Inc.

ArrivalGuides

Beach-Inspector GmbH

Geography
Matching Companies
Ticker: INFO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,589.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,738.70
EBIT ($mm)
$1,142.20
Net Income ($mm)
$620.70
Employees
16000
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Ticker: TSE:9475
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mapple
Mapple
Mapple produces and publishes maps, magazines, and guidebooks for tourists. Mapple has established its status of being Japan's number one and only brand in the field of geographical information tailored to sightseeing.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$103.92
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.73)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.34)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
468
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Ticker: LTRP.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.'s businesses consist of its subsidiaries TripAdvisor and BuySeasons. TripAdvisor is the world's largest online travel community. BuySeasons is a leading online retailer of costumes and party supplies.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,549.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$238.00
EBIT ($mm)
$15.00
Net Income ($mm)
$30.00
Employees
3485
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Ticker: TRIP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TripAdvisor LLC
TripAdvisor LLC
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,462.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$194.00
EBIT ($mm)
$140.00
Net Income ($mm)
$84.00
Employees
3912
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Ticker: LSE:MONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the UK. Through their Websites MoneySuperMarket.com, MoneySavingExpert.com, and TravelsuperMarket.com, they provide online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Travelzoo Inc
Travelzoo Inc
Travelzoo is an Internet media company that provides its 30 million members insider deals and one-of-a-kind experiences personally reviewed by deal experts around the globe. The company specializes in travel, entertainment, and lifestyle experiences.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$102.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.86
EBIT ($mm)
$0.47
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
418
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Ticker: YELP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yelp
Yelp
Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Their users have contributed more than 71 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$787.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.69
EBIT ($mm)
$15.69
Net Income ($mm)
$13.14
Employees
4256
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