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announced 7/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

TrustYou GmbH, will acquire CheckMate

synopsis: Review analytics and reputation-management company TrustYou has acquired guest- and hotel-messaging platform Checkmate. CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. The easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day, helping to eliminate lines and long waits.
buyer: TrustYou GmbH
TrustYou searches, analyzes, and distills travel reviews from the web. Their data and web based software are used by hotels, accommodations, and restaurants to monitor, survey, and act upon guest feedback, with the aim of providing better service, more influence and enhanced online presence. "
target parent: Room 77, Inc.
target: CheckMate
CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. The easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day, helping to eliminate lines and long waits.
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closed 3/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

Nonius, acquired Criton

synopsis: Nonius, a hospitality tech company in Portugal, has acquired Criton, the largest provider of guest apps for independent hotels in the UK. Criton helps hotels to enhance the guest experience and drive operational efficiency. Their technology enables hotels to digitise their guest information and wrap all-guest facing technology into a branded app.
buyer: Nonius
Nonius is a hospitality tech company in Portugal. Nonius provides complete guest technology solutions for a contactless digital guest journey. They offer solutions for marketing, CRM, branded mobile apps, Wi-Fi, digital signage, and more. "
target: Criton
Criton is the largest provider of guest apps for independent hotels in the UK. Criton helps hotels to enhance the guest experience and drive operational efficiency. Their technology enables hotels to digitise their guest information and wrap all-guest facing technology into a branded app.
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closed 5/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Remark Media, Inc., acquired Hotelmobi

synopsis: Remark Media, Inc., a global digital media company, announced the acquisition of Hotelmobi, a company engaged in the development, ownership and operation of hotel booking applications. Hotelmobi plans to launch its widely anticipated "Roomlia" application in the third quarter of 2014.
buyer: Remark Media, Inc. (MARK:$75.39)
Remark Media, Inc. is an innovative digital media company focused on the 18-to-34 year old demographic. It operates across a variety of verticals including fashion, sports, entertainment, health and wellness, personal finance and informational know-how. "
target: Hotelmobi
Hotelmobi, a company engaged in the development, ownership and operation of hotel booking applications, is committed to making hotel booking easy and fun for travelers, and filling rooms that might otherwise go empty for hotels. Their hotel booking app, Roomalia, is set to launch in late 2014.
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closed 9/9/2013 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired Blink

synopsis: Groupon announced the acquisition of last-minute travel app Blink, a leading European destination for great deals on highly curated, same-day hotel bookings, bolstering its rapidly growing Groupon Getaways travel business.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target: Blink
Blink is a brand new revolutionary hotel booking application. Blink differs from other booking methods as it is exclusively via mobile to book premium hotels last minute. The simplicity of the booking system means that bookings can be confirmed in just four taps.
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closed 3/28/2013 via BNC Analysis

Room 77, Inc., acquired CheckMate

synopsis: The hotel search engine Room 77 has tapped Drew Patterson as chief executive officer and bought the stealth-mode startup CheckMate, which Patterson co-founded. CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. Its easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day.
buyer: Room 77, Inc.
Mountain View-based Room 77 operates a hotel search engine that allows travelers to search hotels and travel sites to find savings. Travelers can score hidden rates that they can't find on other hotel search engines, including automobile club, senior, government and military. "
target: CheckMate
CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. The easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day, helping to eliminate lines and long waits.
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closed 2/10/2015 via PR Newswire

CurbStand, acquired Curby

synopsis: CurbStand, the maker of the first and largest valet parking network for consumers and operators that offers interactivity, seamless mobile payments and on-demand services, announced the acquisition of Curby, the complete valet parking solution that provides valet operators with advanced business tools, reporting and metrics previously unavailable.
buyer: CurbStand
CurbStand is a mobile payment and specialty services platform for the valet and parking industries. CurbStand delivers a cashless, concierge-style valet experience for customers to find, pay and tip for parking and for businesses and their valet companies to better manage their parking. "
target: Curby
Curby is the complete valet parking solution that provides valet operators with advanced business tools, reporting and metric. The platform enables valet operators to monitor vehicle and staff activity in real time at each parking location, and more.
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closed 4/3/2013 via Market Wire

OpenCoin, acquired Simple Honey Inc.

synopsis: Simple Honey Inc. announced its acquisition by OpenCoin, the company building the Ripple protocol for a new virtual currency and distributed open source payment network. The Simplehoney team has successfully launched targeted vertical applications for the travel and shopping categories.
buyer: OpenCoin
OpenCoin Inc. is committed to a simple, global and open currency system. Their team works to continually improve the Ripple network’s open source code-base, developer API and consumer and merchant services. The Ripple network is an open source, peer-to-peer payment network. "
target: Simple Honey Inc.
Simplehoney was founded by Joyce Kim and Eric Nakagawa. The simplehoney team has successfully launched targeted vertical applications for the travel and shopping categories.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jienem Co,. Ltd., acquired VOLO (Mobile App)

synopsis: Jienem, an online reservation service for guest houses, hostels and homestay in South Korea, has acquired VOLO from SK Planet, a provider of personalized commerce platform services. VOLO is a South Korean travel blogging mobile app that enables travelers to record each moment of their journey.
buyer: Jienem Co,. Ltd.
Jienem is an online reservation service for guest houses, hostels and homestay in South Korea. Their Monstay platform allows users to book a variety of room types, including guest houses, caravans, hotels, and more. Jienem has a network of over 300 guest house locations that users can choose from. "
target parent: SK Telecom
target: VOLO (Mobile App)
VOLO is a South Korean travel blogging mobile app that enables travelers to record each moment of their journey. With its travel-focused features, such as photos, locations, and routes, VOLO helps travelers to record their valuable experiences without difficulty.
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announced 12/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

AT Technology Co Ltd, will acquire Taba

synopsis: AT technology Co Ltd will buy 37,427 shares (55%) of Taba, a location-based service company. Taba is the world's first travel O2O ( online-to-offline) platform starting in Jeju, Korea.
buyer: AT Technology Co Ltd (KOSDAQ:A073570:$120.12)
AT technology Co., Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets semiconductor testing equipment. The Company's products include wafer test equipment, LCD testing equipment, and other semiconductor related components. "
target: Taba
Taba is a location-based service company. Taba is the world's first travel O2O ( online-to-offline) platform starting in Jeju, Korea.
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closed 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Epiclist

synopsis: The outdoor brand VAUDE is now taking over the internationally popular iPhone app Epiclist, adding a further facet to its comprehensive commitment to sustainability. Epiclist is an iPhone-compatible application designed for posting travel and outdoor stories which users can share with their friends.
buyer: VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG
VAUDE is a German producer of mountain sports equipment. The head office is in Tettnang, Germany. "
target: Epiclist
Epiclist is an iPhone-compatible application designed for posting travel and outdoor stories which users can share with their friends.
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announced 4/22/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

MakeMyTrip.com, will acquire Mygola

synopsis: MakeMyTrip Limited, India's leading online travel company, is announcing an agreement to acquire Mygola.com and its assets. Mygola is a platform enabling travelers to discover customizable and bookable travel itineraries.
buyer: MakeMyTrip.com (MMYT:$294.56)
MakeMyTrip Limited, an online travel company, provides travel products and solutions in India and internationally. Its services and products include air tickets, hotel bookings, holiday packages, rail tickets, bus tickets, car hire, and more. "
target: Mygola
Mygola is a platform enabling travelers to discover customizable and bookable travel itineraries. With the help of thousands of curated itineraries, customers can quickly find something they like and tweak it as much (or as little) to create a beautiful, custom trip plan.
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closed 5/5/2014 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor LLC, acquired Tripbod

synopsis: TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, announced it has acquired Tripbod, a travel community that helps connect travelers to local experts and, in doing so, is able to deliver to travelers relevant recommendations direct from a local expert. Tripbod employees will operate out of the TripAdvisor London office.
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: Tripbod
Tripbod is a travel community that helps connect travelers to local experts and, in doing so, is able to deliver to travelers relevant recommendations direct from a local expert. Travel recommendations are accessed via smart phone or tablet apps.
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closed 11/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Lonely Planet, acquired TouristEye

synopsis: TouristEye announced that it has been acquired by travel heavyweight Lonely Planet. TouristEye is a mobile app and website for planning trips and discovering new things to do while traveling. It builds itineraries and collects things to do while traveling in new cities.
buyer parent: British Broadcasting Corporation
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: TouristEye
TouristEye is a mobile app and website for planning trips and discovering new things to do while traveling. It builds itineraries and collects things to do while traveling in new cities.
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announced 11/18/2010 via PR Newswire

Expedia, Inc., will acquire Mobiata LLC

synopsis: Expedia, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Mobiata™, creator of best selling mobile travel applications including FlightTrack™. The deal marks Expedia's most significant investment to date in addressing the mobile travel market, and accelerates the company's ability to enable mobile travel shopping and booking.
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 more than 90 localized Expedia.com®- and Hotels.com®-branded sites. "
target: Mobiata LLC
Mobiata creates best selling mobile travel applications for smartphones and emerging devices. Since its founding in December 2008, Mobiata's applications have been featured by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Post, TechCrunch, USA Today and in Apple TV and print ads.
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closed 7/11/2011 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor, LLC, acquired Where I've Been, LLC

synopsis: TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, announced it has acquired Where I've Been, a leading travel website and social platform with a detailed interactive world map that lets users share where they've been, lived, and want to go. Where I've Been allows users to share their world map on social networks and interact with like-minded users.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: TripAdvisor, LLC (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. It offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features (including Flights search and TripAdvisor Mobile with seamless links to booking tools. "
target: Where I've Been, LLC
Where I've Been, LLC is a leading travel website and social platform with a detailed interactive world map that lets users share where they've been, lived, and want to go. Where I've Been® allows users to share their world map on social networks and interact with like-minded users.
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closed 1/13/2006 via PR Newswire

DynEco Corporation, acquired Dynamic Leisure Group, Inc.

synopsis: DynEco Corporation announced today that on January 13, 2006, it completed the acquisition of all the outstanding capital stock of Dynamic Leisure Group, Inc. ("Dynamic"), which will now operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of DynEco.
buyer: DynEco Corporation
DynEco, through its wholly owned subsidiary Dynamic Leisure Group, Inc. ("Dynamic"), is focused on consolidating leisure-based travel products, such as airfares, hotels, car rentals, excursions, and tours, using proprietary computer software and broadband communication technology. "
target: Dynamic Leisure Group, Inc.
Dynamic owns the proprietary rights to Tourscape, a packaging software that enables end-users the ability to create, price and manage multiple travel products online, instantaneously.
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closed 1/21/2008 via PR Newswire

OTravel.com, acquired VRGateway

synopsis: Mountain Reservations Inc., owned by Kinderhook Industries and Castles Media Company, announced the acquisition of VRGateway Inc. The acquisition, which includes VRGateway's consumer-facing vacation rental website http://www.Rooster.com, will expand Mountain Reservation's vacation rental business beyond the ski industry.
buyer parent: Kinderhook Industries
buyer: OTravel.com
Mountain Reservations Inc. operates over 80 web sites that offer consumers with the widest selection of vacation properties available for short and long-term rental. The Company's sites serve as destination specific information guides allowing the consumer to plan their entire vacation. "
target: VRGateway
VRGateway is the Web's first "Super Search" site providing direct connectivity between consumers and hundreds of thousands of professionally managed vacation rental properties. Proprietary technology allows most widely-used reservation management systems to interface directly with VRGateway.
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closed 11/18/2013 via GlobeNewswire

StudentUniverse, acquired WeHostels

synopsis: StudentUniverse, a tech company that provides exclusive discounts, rewards, and experiences for students, faculty and youth, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire WeHostels, a mobile travel agency that allows users to book budget accommodation through its best-in-class mobile applications.
buyer: StudentUniverse
StudentUniverse is a tech company that provides exclusive discounts, rewards, and experiences for students, faculty and youth. StudentUniverse negotiates exclusive airfares from over 65 airline partners globally, discounted rates on hotels and tours all over the world. "
target: WeHostels
WeHostels is an award-winning mobile travel agency for the youth segment. Through its mobile apps travelers can book affordable accommodations (hotels & hostels) in more than 800 cities and discover events (concerts and festivals) around the world.
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closed 4/6/2015 via BusinessWire

Roomlinx, Inc. merged with SignalPoint Communications, Inc.,

synopsis: Signal Point Holdings Corp. announced completion of its subsidiary merger with Roomlinx, Inc., an innovative developer of media networks and interactive TV (iTV) applications for the hospitality industry. The newly formed company plans to re-brand in the near future, changing its name to SignalShare Media Group.
buyer: SignalPoint Communications, Inc.
SignalPoint Communications is a prominent provider of fixed, wired and wireless broadband services to commercial customers in the United States. SignalPoint provides customers network access by transmitting data over multiple media spectrums. "
target: Roomlinx, Inc.
Roomlinx, Inc. develops interactive TV applications for the hospitality industry. Roomlinx delivers world-class in-room entertainment technology, allowing hotel guests to enjoy the best of HD TV, the Internet, PC functionality and Video on Demand.
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closed 8/7/2013 via PR Web

ZOZI, acquired TripFlavor

synopsis: ZOZI, the leading brand helping people live active lifestyles, announced the acquisition of real-time tours and activities Software as a Service reservation system, TripFlavor. TripFlavor launched in 2011 as an OpenTable-style platform for activities and tours.
buyer: ZOZI
ZOZI inspires people to live active lifestyles by connecting them with local experiences, getaways, and the gear they need to Get Out There. Users can discover and book unforgettable experiences that are around the corner or around the world and find the Gear they need for their next adventure. "
target: TripFlavor
TripFlavor is a real-time tours and activities Software-as-a-service reservation system. TripFlavor launched in 2011 as an OpenTable-style platform for activities and tours.
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announced 7/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

TrustYou GmbH, will acquire CheckMate

synopsis: Review analytics and reputation-management company TrustYou has acquired guest- and hotel-messaging platform Checkmate. CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. The easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day, helping to eliminate lines and long waits.
buyer: TrustYou GmbH
TrustYou searches, analyzes, and distills travel reviews from the web. Their data and web based software are used by hotels, accommodations, and restaurants to monitor, survey, and act upon guest feedback, with the aim of providing better service, more influence and enhanced online presence. "
target parent: Room 77, Inc.
target: CheckMate
CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. The easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day, helping to eliminate lines and long waits.
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closed 3/28/2013 via BNC Analysis

Room 77, Inc., acquired CheckMate

synopsis: The hotel search engine Room 77 has tapped Drew Patterson as chief executive officer and bought the stealth-mode startup CheckMate, which Patterson co-founded. CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. Its easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day.
buyer: Room 77, Inc.
Mountain View-based Room 77 operates a hotel search engine that allows travelers to search hotels and travel sites to find savings. Travelers can score hidden rates that they can't find on other hotel search engines, including automobile club, senior, government and military. "
target: CheckMate
CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. The easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day, helping to eliminate lines and long waits.
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closed 6/14/2017 via Company Press Release

Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd., acquired TrustYou GmbH

synopsis: Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd has announced the acquisition of TrustYou, the world’s largest guest feedback platform, with the goal to further invest in the international hospitality and travel market. This marks a major milestone for TrustYou and results in increased opportunities for growth across the globe.
buyer: Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd. (TSE:6098:$22,669.40)
Founded in 1960, the Recruit Group started as a business focused on recruitment advertising that targeted university students. In April 2016, they organized into three new strategic business units (SBU): Global Online HR, Media & Solutions, and Global Staffing. "
target: TrustYou GmbH
TrustYou, the world’s largest guest feedback platform, provides hotels with insights to improve their guest experience and market to future guests. Guest feedback informs 95% of booking decisions, & TrustYou’s guest feedback platform incorporates hundreds of millions of hotel reviews, surveys, etc.
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announced 7/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

TrustYou GmbH, will acquire CheckMate

synopsis: Review analytics and reputation-management company TrustYou has acquired guest- and hotel-messaging platform Checkmate. CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. The easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day, helping to eliminate lines and long waits.
buyer: TrustYou GmbH
TrustYou searches, analyzes, and distills travel reviews from the web. Their data and web based software are used by hotels, accommodations, and restaurants to monitor, survey, and act upon guest feedback, with the aim of providing better service, more influence and enhanced online presence. "
target parent: Room 77, Inc.
target: CheckMate
CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. The easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day, helping to eliminate lines and long waits.
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closed 9/20/2011 via BusinessWire

TrustYou GmbH, acquired ReviewAnalyst LLC

synopsis: TrustYou, the market leader in social media monitoring and semantic technologies for the online reviews and social commerce space, announced the acquisition of Dallas-based competitor ReviewAnalyst. ReviewAnalyst aggregates and delivers reviews and ratings from a growing number of travel review sites to restaurants and hotels.
buyer: TrustYou GmbH
TrustYou is a market leader in social media monitoring and semantic technologies for online reviews and social commerce. It gathers, structures, and monitors social sentiment across the web in online reviews, posts, and comments for hoteliers, destinations, restaurants and travel companies. "
target: ReviewAnalyst LLC
ReviewAnalyst aggregates and delivers reviews and ratings from a growing number of travel review sites. With ReviewAnalyst, hotels and restaurants can get the latest reviews, buzz and notification of new videos and images uploaded on an exclusive Dashboard that can be accessed at any time.
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closed 6/14/2017 via Company Press Release

Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd., acquired TrustYou GmbH

synopsis: Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd has announced the acquisition of TrustYou, the world’s largest guest feedback platform, with the goal to further invest in the international hospitality and travel market. This marks a major milestone for TrustYou and results in increased opportunities for growth across the globe.
buyer: Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd. (TSE:6098:$22,669.40)
Founded in 1960, the Recruit Group started as a business focused on recruitment advertising that targeted university students. In April 2016, they organized into three new strategic business units (SBU): Global Online HR, Media & Solutions, and Global Staffing. "
target: TrustYou GmbH
TrustYou, the world’s largest guest feedback platform, provides hotels with insights to improve their guest experience and market to future guests. Guest feedback informs 95% of booking decisions, & TrustYou’s guest feedback platform incorporates hundreds of millions of hotel reviews, surveys, etc.
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closed 1/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Shiji, acquired ReviewPro

synopsis: Shiji announced the acquisition of a majority stake in ReviewPro, the leading cloud-based data and analytics provider of Guest Intelligence solutions for hotels. Since signing its first clients in September 2009, ReviewPro has grown from a boot-strapped start-up to one of the fast-growing companies in the HotelTech space worldwide.
buyer: Shiji (SZSE:002153:$441.84)
Founded in 1998, Shiji’s aim is to become a “big data” application service platform operator. Shiji has become the leading manufacturer of Chinese hotel information systems. Shiji has also introduced consulting, IT solutions and data platform services. "
target parent: Active Venture Partners
target: ReviewPro
ReviewPro is the leading provider of Guest Intelligence solutions to independent hotel brands worldwide. Their suite of cloud-based solutions includes Online Reputation Management and Guest Satisfaction Surveys, which enable clients to obtain a deeper understanding of reputation performance.
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closed 5/11/2022 via PR Web

Black Box Intelligence, acquired AreTheyHappy

synopsis: Black Box Intelligence, a performance benchmarking provider for the restaurant industry, has acquired AreTheyHappy, a customer experience and brand reputation management platform for restaurant and hospitality organizations. Their online platform allows businesses to monitor online reviews, manage social media and analyze customer feedback.
buyer parent: Diversis Capital
buyer: Black Box Intelligence
Black Box Intelligence is the leading data and insights provider of workforce, guest, consumer, and financial performance benchmarks for the restaurant industry. The Black Box Intelligence product suite is the industry standard for operators seeking to achieve best-in-class performance results. "
target: AreTheyHappy
Based in Belgium, AreTheyHappy is a customer experience and brand reputation management platform for restaurant and hospitality organizations. AreTheyHappy is an online platform that allows businesses to monitor online reviews, manage social media and analyze customer feedback.
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closed 3/10/2016 via BusinessWire

eKomi, acquired Reputami GmbH

synopsis: eKomi The Feedback Company announced it has acquired online reputation management provider Reputami. Reputami offers the most innovative online reputation management software for the hospitality industry by helping hotels to easily connect with their guests.
buyer: eKomi
eKomi is the largest independent SaaS provider of transaction-based reviews & ratings and customer experience management. eKomi's social commerce technology enables businesses to generate customer and product reviews, thereby creating viral effects on websites and social media. "
target: Reputami GmbH
Reputami offers the most innovative online reputation management software for the hospitality industry by helping hotels to easily connect with their guests. Their solutions include Review Management, Social Media Monitoring as well as Rich Guest Profiles and Customer Search™.
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closed 5/12/2014 via BusinessWire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired Travelclick, Inc.

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, has completed its $930 million acquisition of TravelClick, a global provider of innovative cloud-based revenue-generating solutions for the $500 billion global hospitality industry
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo, LLC is a leading private equity investment firm. Thoma Bravo invests across multiple industries, with a particular focus in enterprise and infrastructure software and financial and business services. "
target parent: Genstar Capital LLC
target: Travelclick, Inc.
TravelClick provides innovative cloud-based solutions for hotels around the globe to grow their revenue reduce costs and improve performance. TravelClick offers hotels world-class reservation solutions, business intelligence products and comprehensive media and marketing solutions.
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closed 12/20/2007 via PR Newswire

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired TravelCLICK, Inc.

synopsis: Genstar Capital, LLC, a middle market private equity firm that focuses on investments in selected segments of life sciences, healthcare services, industrial technology, and software and software services, has acquired TravelCLICK a leading global provider of interactive distribution solutions and marketing services to independent and chain hotels.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Based in San Francisco, Genstar Capital is a private equity investment firm that makes leveraged investments in quality middle-market companies. Genstar Capital works in partnership with management to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. "
target: TravelCLICK, Inc.
TravelCLICK is a provider of emarketing solutions that help hotels sell rooms smarter and drive long-term profitability. TravelCLICK helps hotels maximize asset ROI by combining innovative market analysis and proven industry best practices with advanced technology.
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announced 8/10/2018 via BusinessWire

Amadeus IT Group S.A., will acquire Travelclick, Inc.

synopsis: Amadeus, a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry, has agreed to acquire TravelClick from Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm. TravelClick provides innovative cloud-based solutions for hotels around the globe to grow their revenue, reduce costs and improve performance.
buyer: Amadeus IT Group S.A. (BME:AMS:$2,670.00)
Amadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels and rail etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and travel management companies). "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Travelclick, Inc.
TravelClick provides innovative cloud-based solutions for hotels around the globe to grow their revenue, reduce costs and improve performance. TravelClick offers hotels world-class reservation solutions, business intelligence products, and comprehensive media and marketing solutions.
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closed 2/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Acumera, acquired Reliant Solutions

synopsis: Acumera, a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for network operation, visualization, and security services, has acquired Reliant, a leading provider of edge computing solutions for retail, hospitality, health care and convenience store enterprises.
buyer: Acumera
Acumera is the leading supplier of network operation, visualization, and security services via orchestration of business, networking, and security workloads. Acumera’s scalable platform provides a full suite of containerized edge computing workloads for security, monitoring, analytics, and more. "
target: Reliant Solutions
Reliant is a leading provider of edge computing for retail, hospitality and c-store enterprises. Reliant Platform, Reliant’s edge computing solution, centralizes, automates, and controls the delivery and management of applications and systems, bringing data and solutions to the network’s edge.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yanolja Inc., acquired eZee Technosys Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Yanolja, the creator of South Korea’s most popular hotel app, has acquired Indian lodgings management platform eZee Technosys, quickening an expansion beyond its home country. India-based eZee Technosys offers a complete suite of integrated hospitality technology.
buyer: Yanolja Inc.
Yanolja is South Korea’s leading accommodation platform. They help people enjoy various leisure activities by providing space-based on-demand service. Their main business is to provide accommodation information, reservation platform, budget hotel franchise and travel contents. "
target: eZee Technosys Pvt. Ltd.
India-based eZee Technosys offers a complete suite of integrated hospitality technology. Founded in 2005, eZee provides a comprehensive range of innovative products ranging from hotel management software, booking engine, inventory distribution system, restaurant management system, and more.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

MBO Partenaires, acquired Sequoiasoft SAS

synopsis: MBO Partenaires, an independent private equity firm in France, has acquired a majority stake in Sequoiasoft, a French management software developer that specializes in the hospitality, restaurant, outdoor accommodation and wellness industries. Sequoiasoft enables businesses to simplify their daily tasks and focus on welcoming their clients.
buyer: MBO Partenaires
Founded in 2002 and wholly owned by its management team, MBO Partenaires is an independent private equity firm in France with an entrepreneurial mindset. MBO Partenaires supports French SMEs in their growth projects. The firm also supports Spanish, Belgian and Swiss companies. "
target: Sequoiasoft SAS
Sequoiasoft is a French management software developer that specializes in the hospitality, restaurant, outdoor accommodation and wellness industries. Sequoiasoft enables businesses to simplify their daily tasks and focus on welcoming their clients and winning their loyalty.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$24
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0.0x
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closed 4/20/2018 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor LLC, acquired Bokun

synopsis: TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, announced it has acquired Bokun. Based in Iceland, Bokun is a business management software created specifically for tours, attractions and experiences suppliers: it acts as a booking engine, an inventory channel manager, a price management tool, and more.
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: Bokun
Based in Iceland, Bokun is a business management software created specifically for tours, attractions and experiences suppliers: it acts as a booking engine, an inventory channel manager, a price management tool, and more.
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closed 10/14/2015 via BusinessWire

Uniguest, acquired Vertical Systems Inc.

synopsis: Uniguest, the world’s leading provider of secure and fully managed guest- facing technologies to the hospitality industry, has acquired Silicon Valley-based technology innovator Vertical Systems (VSi). VSi is a multinational company that provides hoteliers with back-of-the-house mobile applications and guest-facing digital lobby solutions.
buyer parent: Atlantic Street Capital
buyer: Uniguest
Uniguest is the leading provider of secure fully managed technology solutions to the hospitality industry, backed by world-class service delivery and 24/7/365 support. Uniguest’s solutions include secure public-use computers, static and interactive digital signage, kiosks, and purposed tablets. "
target: Vertical Systems Inc.
Based in California's Silicon Valley, Vertical Systems Inc. (VSi) is a multinational company that provides hoteliers with back-of-the-house mobile applications and guest-facing digital lobby solutions.
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closed 6/29/2011 via BusinessWire

Sabre Holdings Corporation, acquired SoftHotel, Inc.

synopsis: Sabre Holdings, a global technology company for the travel industry, announced the acquisition of SoftHotel, the largest provider of web-based property management solutions for the hospitality industry with over 4,500 installations.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Sabre Holdings Corporation (GS:SABR:$1,946.30)
Sabre Holdings connects people with the world's greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. "
target: SoftHotel, Inc.
SoftHotel, Inc. is the largest provider of web-based property management solutions for the hospitality industry with over 4,500 installations. The three major components of the SoftHotel suite of products are SoftHotelPMX, StayMgr and InnSite.
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closed 12/7/2010 via GlobeNewswire

SS&C Technologies, Inc., acquired TimeShareWare

synopsis: SS&C Technologies, a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, announced it has acquired TimeShareWare, the leading provider of technology solutions for shared-ownership resorts including vacation membership associations, fractional membership properties, condo-hotels, vacation rentals, and timeshare resorts.
buyer: SS&C Technologies, Inc. (SSNC:$5,112.60)
SS&C is a leader in the delivery of investment and financial management software and related services focused exclusively on the global financial services industry. Founded in 1986, SS&C has its headquarters in Windsor, Connecticut and offices around the world. "
target: TimeShareWare
TimeShareWare uses advanced technology and has created a state-of-the-art software platform to provide best of breed, superior software solutions to shared-ownership, mixed use resorts.
price ($mm)
$29
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closed 5/2/2007 via BusinessWire

Pegasus Solutions Inc., acquired GuestClick, Inc

synopsis: Pegasus Solutions has acquired GuestClick, Inc., a provider of Web-based software and services for the hospitality industry. The acquisition will provide Pegasus with a foundation to build a next-generation hospitality engine to serve as one of the industry’s first major overhauls of the central reservation system.
buyer parent: Prides Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: Pegasus Solutions Inc.
Pegasus Solutions, Inc. is a global leader in providing technology and services to hotels and travel distributors. Pegasus’ services include central reservation systems, electronic distribution services, commission processing and payment services, and marketing representation services. "
target: GuestClick, Inc
GuestClick®, Inc. has pioneered the creation of truly innovative web-based Hospitality Products. GuestClick’s suite of products and services provide hospitality companies of any size the ability to offer a guest-oriented internet presence without purchasing hardware or software.
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closed 5/4/2022 via BNC Analysis

VITEC Software Group, acquired Hotellinx

synopsis: Vitec Software Group AB (publ), the market leader for Vertical Market Software in the Nordic region, has acquired Hotellinx Systems Oy, a Finnish software company focused on the hospitality industry. Hotellinx provides cloud solutions for invoicing, online reservations, POS, housekeeping, task management, and more.
buyer: VITEC Software Group (OM:VIT B:$1,644.58)
Vitec is the market leader for Vertical Market Software in the Nordic region. They develop and deliver standard niche software. Vitec grows through acquisitions of well-managed and well-established software companies. Their employees are based in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. "
target: Hotellinx
Hotellinx is a Finnish software company focused on the hospitality industry. Hotellinx specializes in developing information management systems for hotels. Their cloud software package provides solutions for invoicing, online reservations, POS, housekeeping, task management, and more.
price ($mm)
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$2
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0.0x
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closed 9/9/2021 via PR Web

UniFocus, acquired Knowcross

synopsis: UniFocus, the leading provider of workforce management systems, has acquired Knowcross, a global leader in hotel operations optimization software. Knowcross provides a suite of cloud-based software applications that boost efficiency and enhance guest service. They offer solutions for guest requests, maintenance, housekeeping, inspections, and more.
buyer: UniFocus
UniFocus is a leading provider of workforce management systems. UniFocus helps companies to optimize their daily operations with powerful yet flexible tools. They provide solutions for labor management, time & attendance, and employee engagement. "
target: Knowcross
Knowcross is a global leader in hotel operations optimization software. Knowcross provides a suite of cloud-based software applications that boost efficiency and enhance guest service. They offer solutions for guest requests, maintenance, housekeeping, inspections, service issues, and more.
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closed 7/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., acquired Tavisca Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: The American multinational investment bank and financial services holding company, JPMorgan is to acquire Pune-based technology platform for travel loyalty solutions Tavisca. They are constantly transforming the way brands engage, thank, and reward their most loyal customers.
buyer: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM:$130,898.00)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.7 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. "
target: Tavisca Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Tavisca, a cxLoyalty Technology Platform empowers the world’s leading customer engagement and loyalty programs. They are constantly transforming the way brands engage, thank, and reward their most loyal customers.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

VITEC Software Group, acquired Travelize International AB

synopsis: Vitec Software Group AB is strengthening its Nordic position in Vertical Market Software, by acquiring all shares in the Swedish software company Travelize International AB. Travelize develops and provides a complete enterprise management system for small and medium-sized travel agencies, primarily in Scandinavia.
buyer: VITEC Software Group (OM:VIT B:$1,644.58)
Vitec is the market leader for Vertical Market Software in the Nordic region. They develop and deliver standard niche software. Vitec grows through acquisitions of well-managed and well-established software companies. Their employees are based in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. "
target: Travelize International AB
Travelize develops and provides a complete enterprise management system for small and medium-sized travel agencies, primarily in Scandinavia. The web-based software enables travel reservations, web publishing and administration.
price ($mm)
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$2
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$0
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closed 12/6/2019 via PR Newswire

QuintEvents, acquired Hotels for Hope, Inc.

synopsis: QuintEvents, the leader in official ticket, hospitality and experience packages to the biggest names in sports and entertainment, has announced the acquisition of Hotels for Hope, an Austin-based hotel technology and management company. Hotels for Hope brokers and manages hotel inventory for large consumer events, races, and festivals.
buyer: QuintEvents
QuintEvents is the industry-leading provider of Official Ticket and Hospitality packages to many of the world's most prominent sports and entertainment events. Based in Charlotte, NC, QuintEvents' innovative programs enable the expansion of fan experiences and corporate entertainment opportunities. "
target: Hotels for Hope, Inc.
Hotels for Hope brokers and manages hotel inventory for large consumer events, races, festivals and conferences. With Hotels for Hope's technology, clients extend their digital eco-system, capture valuable consumer data, create incremental revenue streams and increase attendee experience.
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