Like Hotel Ad Tech Division

closed 12/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Koddi Inc., purchased Hotel Ad Tech Division from HookLogic

synopsis: Koddi, a bid automation platform mostly in travel metasearch, has acquired the former HookLogic Hotel Ad Tech Division from Criteo. The Hotel Ad Tech Division is a travel performance-marketing business that hotels use to drive demand for specific properties via sponsored listings in the search results of Expedia and other channels.
buyer: Koddi Inc.
Koddi is a cloud/SaaS provider of marketing technology for advertisers in the travel industry. Their partners leverage the Koddi platform and its fully automated and customizable reporting features to manage marketing investment for hundreds of thousands of hotel properties globally. "
seller parent: Criteo
seller: HookLogic
Criteo's HookLogic Hotel Ad Tech Division is a travel performance-marketing business that hotels use to drive demand for specific properties via sponsored listings in the search results of Expedia and other channels.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Shiji, acquired ICE Portal

synopsis: Shiji, the leading manufacturer of Chinese hotel information systems, has acquired ICE Portal, a content management and distribution platform for the hospitality industry. ICE Portal's cloud-based platform helps hotels manage, curate, and distribute their photos, videos, and virtual tours to thousands of travel sites.
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: ICE Portal
ICE Portal is a content management and distribution platform for the hospitality industry. Their cloud-based platform helps hotels manage, curate, and distribute their photos, videos, and virtual tours to thousands of travel sites.
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closed 6/10/2014 via PR Newswire

Priceline, acquired Buuteeq

synopsis: The Priceline Group, the world leader in online travel, announced that it has acquired buuteeq, Inc., a leading digital marketing platform for hotels worldwide.
buyer: Priceline (NasdaqGS:BKNG:$14,527.00)
Priceline is a leader in global online hotel reservations, with over 270,000 participating hotels worldwide. The Group is composed of four primary brands - Booking.com, priceline.com, Agoda.com and Rentalcars.com - and several ancillary brands. "
target: Buuteeq
buuteeq is one of the fastest growing software-as-a-service companies in the world and they are focused on changing the meaning of web marketing for the hospitality industry.
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closed 7/7/2021 via Company Press Release

Stampede, acquired Springo

synopsis: Stampede, a leading provider of hospitality software solutions in the UK, has acquired Springo, a UK-based marketing platform. Springo uses guest WiFi to help hospitality businesses keep their existing customers and create new ones. Their platform captures customer data and generate key insights, allowing users to better know their customers.
buyer: Stampede
Stampede is a leading provider of hospitality software solutions in the UK. Stampede provides a range of digital tools to help hospitality businesses grow. They provide software for customer analytics, email & SMS marketing, digital gift cards, guest WiFi, loyalty programs, and more. "
target: Springo
Springo is a UK-based marketing platform specialising in the hospitality sector. Springo uses guest WiFi to help businesses keep their existing customers and create new ones. Their platform captures customer data and generate key insights, allowing users to better know their customers.
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closed 9/12/2014 via PR Newswire

Sabre Corporation, acquired Genares

synopsis: Sabre Corporation announced the acquisition of Genares, a global, privately-held hospitality technology company, to further strengthen Sabre's position as a leading technology partner to hoteliers worldwide. Genares provides central reservations systems, revenue management and hotel marketing solutions to independent and chain hotel properties.
buyer: Sabre Corporation (GS:SABR:$3,943.58)
Sabre® Corporation is a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry. Sabre's software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations. Sabre also operates a global travel marketplace. "
target: Genares
Genares is a global, privately-held hospitality technology company. Genares provides central reservations systems, revenue management and hotel marketing solutions to more than 2,300 independent and chain hotel properties.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Travelling Connect B.V., acquired DealBroker BV

synopsis: Travelling Connect announced the acquisition of DealBroker. DealBroker offers support services with contextual information for travel-related companies such as airlines, travel agents and mobile providers. Users of the DealBroker platform receive information and offers while travelling, based on their location.
buyer: Travelling Connect B.V.
Travelling Connect is the first global rewarding program with a focus on roaming customers. Travelling Connect also has its own one stop travel mobile app. It finds solutions to all mobile travel needs, from earning miles while roaming, booking a hotel or renting a car to finding local deals. "
target: DealBroker BV
DealBroker is a travel technology company serving the global travel and tourism industry. DealBroker increases brand awareness, brand loyalty and ancillary revenue on existing bookings by automatically sending targeted offers to travellers at the right moment and through the most effective channel.
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closed 12/13/2011 via PR Newswire

ezRez Software, Inc., acquired Topguest

synopsis: ezRez Software, Inc. announced that it has acquired Topguest, a San Francisco-based startup company providing loyalty and social network engagement products to travel companies. Topguest enables members of leading travel loyalty programs to earn reward points for geo-located check-ins via their mobile devices.
buyer: ezRez Software, Inc.
ezRez Software is a B2B SaaS provider that allows partners to sell travel products anywhere in the world. Its clients are large airlines, hotel companies, travel agencies and financial institutions seeking to increase revenue and customer satisfaction. "
target: Topguest
Topguest is a technology company that translates social media activity by loyalty program members into incremental engagement and transaction opportunities. The Topguest platform seamlessly connects client loyalty programs with top social media services.
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closed 6/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mobikon, acquired Mass Blurb Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Digital marketing startup Mobikon Asia Pte Ltd has acquired MassBlurb, an automated online marketing platform for restaurants. MassBlurb, which was co-founded by Sanket Shah and Pankit Chheda, helps restaurants create their brand presence and increase their overall business with the help of technology.
buyer: Mobikon
Mobikon is a leading customer engagement and analytics platform for hospitality industry. Over 350 brands spanning 2400+ outlets in 9 countries use Mobikon's platform, modules and engagement tools to interact with customers. Platform has engaged over 4,300,000+ customers. "
target: Mass Blurb Pvt. Ltd.
MassBlurb is an automated online marketing platform for restaurants. MassBlurb helps restaurants create their brand presence and increase their overall business with the help of technology. It works with about 200 premium restaurant brands across India.
price ($mm)
$2.50
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 12/6/2019 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor LLC, acquired SinglePlatform

synopsis: TripAdvisor, Inc., the world's largest travel platform, has acquired SinglePlatform, a leading menu management company. SinglePlatform works with restaurants to publish and manage their menus and other key information such as their business name, opening hours, and contact information on main search and discovery sites like Google and Facebook.
buyer: TripAdvisor LLC (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel platform, helps nearly 460 million travelers each month. Travelers across the globe use the TripAdvisor site and app to browse more than 830 million reviews and opinions of 8.6 million accommodations, restaurants, experiences, airlines and cruises. "
target parent: Endurance International Group
target: SinglePlatform
SinglePlatform enables and empowers small businesses to update their information across its network of publishers, including top search engines, review sites, and mobile apps. With SinglePlatform, businesses can enhance their online presence and stand out by adding content to their web listings.
price ($mm)
$51
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closed 12/12/2018 via PR Web

Obasa Hospitality, acquired IBC Hospitality Technologies

synopsis: OBASA Hospitality, the parent company to a collection of global hospitality brands, has announced the acquisition of IBC Hospitality Technologies. Phoenix-based IBC is the creator of an all-in-one software and services platform to help owners and operators of all accommodation verticals.
buyer: Obasa Hospitality
Based in Canada, OBASA Hospitality is a single source for innovative technologies and services for anyone seeking or selling accommodations in the online marketplace. The company consists of IBC Hospitality Technologies and MyKey. "
target parent: InnSuites Hospitality Trust
target: IBC Hospitality Technologies
IBC Hospitality Technologies is the leading provider of proprietary software and services. Travelers love the patent-pending loyalty program offering cash back, global e-gift cards and free nights on ivhtravel.com and the app IVHTravel which is “Revolutionary and enhances the travel experience”.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

dnata, acquired bd4travel

synopsis: Air services provider dnata, part of the Emirates Group, has acquired a majority stake in artificial intelligence (AI) travel technology company bd4travel. bd4travel profiles every single user – so that it is possible to understand each user's interest and intent in real-time.
buyer parent: The Emirates Group
buyer: dnata
dnata is one of the world’s largest air services providers. Offering ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services in 85 countries across six continents, dnata is a trusted partner for over 300 airline customers around the world. "
target: bd4travel
bd4travel profiles every single user – so that it is possible to understand each user's interest and intent in real-time. Then bd4travel instantly recommends the most relevant product, service or content for them from a company's portfolio.
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announced 6/21/2016 via Reuters

Intent Media, will acquire Voyat

synopsis: Intent Media, a privately held company that provides advertising tools for online travel agencies is buying software startup Voyat in a bid to take travel ad dollars from search giants such as Alphabet Inc's Google. Voyat is the technology company powering direct connections between hotels and customers online and on-property.
buyer: Intent Media
Intent Media operates the world’s most powerful platform for advertising on commerce sites. It helps online travel companies unlock their full revenue potential with innovative, high-margin advertising products powered by predictive analytics. "
target: Voyat
Voyat is the technology company powering direct connections between hotels and customers online and on-property to define a new tier in guest loyalty. Using Voyat’s lightweight platform, hotels can achieve true one-to-one relationships with their guest and present offers and guest loyalty rewards.
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closed 12/13/2017 via Company Press Release

Jonas Software, acquired Bookassist

synopsis: Constellation Software Inc. announced that its Jonas operating group has acquired Bookassist Holdings Limited, a leading provider of booking, digital marketing, web design and distribution management technology solutions for the hospitality industry.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Jonas Software
Jonas Software operates over 70 independently managed software companies around the world, providing them with the strategic guidance and financial security required to be leaders in their markets. They supply industry leading enterprise management software & related services to 20 vertical markets."
target: Bookassist
Bookassist was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1999. Bookassist management comprises an expert and award-winning team with decades of experience in scientific and technology research, in the hospitality industry, in internet consultancy and in enterprise-level software development.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

DineOut, acquired Torqus Systems

synopsis: Times Internet’s restaurant booking service Dineout has acquired Pune-based SaaS company Torqus which provides restaurant management software. Torqus offers point-of-sale management, customer data management, delivery tracking, SMS marketing, and supply chain management services.
buyer parent: The Times Group
buyer: DineOut
DineOut is an online restaurant reservation platform. Dineout Services Pvt Ltd. operates dineout.co.in, a personal dining out concierge for restaurant, cafe/lounge, pub/bar, and club bookings for parties/groups in South Delhi, West Delhi, Central Delhi, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Noida, and Faridabad. "
target: Torqus Systems
Pune-based SaaS company Torqus provides restaurant management software. Torqus offers point-of-sale management, customer data management, delivery tracking, SMS marketing, and supply chain management services. It was started by Tanmay Ratnaparkhe and Suneet Kulkarni in 2013 as a PoS service.
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closed 1/27/2017 via BusinessWire

Symphony Technology Group, acquired Fishbowl Marketing

synopsis: Fishbowl Inc., the leading customer engagement platform provider for the restaurant industry, announced that it has been acquired by Symphony Technology Group (STG). STG is a strategic private equity firm with $2 billion in assets under management focused on transforming high-potential companies into definitive market leaders.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Founded in 2002, Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with $2 billion in assets under management focused on transforming high-potential companies into definitive market leaders. Their current portfolio consists of 19 global companies. "
target: Fishbowl Marketing
Fishbowl helps restaurants drive predictable sales growth through its guest centric, closed loop marketing analytics platform. The platform ingests structured, unstructured, and streaming data from many sources, giving clients the insights needed to grow their businesses.
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closed 6/11/2020 via PR Web

Bloom Intelligence, acquired SuperFi

synopsis: Bloom Intelligence, an enterprise WiFi marketing & customer analytics platform for restaurants and retail, has acquired SuperFi, a WiFi marketing company that provides professional email marketing services with advanced segmentation and analytics. SuperFi offers solutions for custom email campaigns, branded WiFi splash pages, and more.
buyer: Bloom Intelligence
Bloom Intelligence is an enterprise WiFi marketing & customer analytics platform for restaurants and retail. Bloom Intelligence helps their clients to understand customer behavior, personalize a customer’s experience, save at-risk customers, build online reviews, and increase customers’ frequency. "
target: SuperFi
SuperFi is a WiFi marketing company that provides professional email marketing services with advanced segmentation and analytics. SuperFi helps brick & mortar businesses take their guest WiFi to the next level. Their solutions include custom email campaigns, branded WiFi splash pages, and more.
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closed 10/1/2018 via Company Press Release

LivePerson, Inc., acquired Conversable, Inc.

synopsis: LivePerson, Inc. a leading provider of conversational commerce solutions, announced that it has acquired Conversable, a leading conversational intelligence platform focused on social and marketing use cases, with a speciality in conversational commerce for the quick service restaurant and hospitality industries.
buyer: LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN:$396.42)
LivePerson makes life easier by transforming how people communicate with brands. Their conversational commerce solutions are used to orchestrate humans and AI, at scale, and create a convenient, deeply personal relationship. "
target: Conversable, Inc.
Conversable provides clients with online services and tools that allow them to improve their online interactions with individuals on existing social media and messaging platforms. Conversable's speciality is in conversational commerce for the quick service restaurant and hospitality industries.
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closed 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

MyVoucherCodes, acquired Happiour Limited

synopsis: MyVoucherCodes, part of Monitise Content, has acquired Happiour, a daily food and drink app created in 2015 by musical brothers and serial-entrepreneurs, Hal and Sam Stokes. Happiour is used by over 100,000 users in central London and has partnered with over 150 businesses.
buyer parent: Fiserv, Inc.
buyer: MyVoucherCodes
MyVoucherCodes.co.uk is the UK’s leading discount website. It launched in November 2006 and provides sales, discount and voucher code information to millions of consumers across the UK every month. "
target: Happiour Limited
Happiour is London's daily food and drink app. A mobile platform that connects vendors and customers through exclusive, real time, local offers. Over 100,000 people have downloaded Happiour and they work with over 150 vendors from major brands to local independents.
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closed 12/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Koddi Inc., purchased Hotel Ad Tech Division from HookLogic

synopsis: Koddi, a bid automation platform mostly in travel metasearch, has acquired the former HookLogic Hotel Ad Tech Division from Criteo. The Hotel Ad Tech Division is a travel performance-marketing business that hotels use to drive demand for specific properties via sponsored listings in the search results of Expedia and other channels.
buyer: Koddi Inc.
Koddi is a cloud/SaaS provider of marketing technology for advertisers in the travel industry. Their partners leverage the Koddi platform and its fully automated and customizable reporting features to manage marketing investment for hundreds of thousands of hotel properties globally. "
seller parent: Criteo
seller: HookLogic
Criteo's HookLogic Hotel Ad Tech Division is a travel performance-marketing business that hotels use to drive demand for specific properties via sponsored listings in the search results of Expedia and other channels.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 11/9/2016 via PR Newswire

Criteo, acquired HookLogic

synopsis: Criteo, the performance marketing technology company, announced that the transaction to acquire HookLogic was completed on November 9, 2016. HookLogic, the pioneer of performance marketing for brands, partners with the world's leading retailers and online travel agencies to accelerate sales for product brands and hotels.
buyer: Criteo (CRTO:$2,110.32)
Criteo delivers personalized performance marketing at an extensive scale. Criteo has grown to be a global technology company that enables e-commerce companies to leverage large volumes of data to engage and convert customers. Criteo makes ROI transparent and easy to measure. "
target: HookLogic
HookLogic, the pioneer of performance marketing for brands, partners with the world's leading retailers and online travel agencies to accelerate sales for product brands and hotels. Advertisers use the platform to reach in-market shoppers, drive traffic to products, and attribute resulting sales.
price ($mm)
$250
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closed 9/9/2015 via PR Newswire

Urban Science, acquired AutoHook

synopsis: Urban Science, a Detroit-based global provider of analytical solutions for automotive OEMs and their dealers, has acquired AutoHook, a digital marketing solutions provider focused on driving in-market shoppers directly to dealerships.
buyer: Urban Science
Urban Science is a global automotive consulting firm that takes a scientific approach to help manufacturers and dealers identify where they should allocate resources in order to improve market share, profitability and customer loyalty in the most effective and efficient manner. "
target parent: HookLogic
target: AutoHook
AutoHook is a digital marketing solutions provider focused on driving in-market shoppers directly to automobile dealerships. AutoHook's innovative digital marketing solutions include Web2Show, Lead2Show, and Mobile2Show which focus on increasing visibility in the saturated digital market.
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closed 12/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Koddi Inc., purchased Hotel Ad Tech Division from HookLogic

synopsis: Koddi, a bid automation platform mostly in travel metasearch, has acquired the former HookLogic Hotel Ad Tech Division from Criteo. The Hotel Ad Tech Division is a travel performance-marketing business that hotels use to drive demand for specific properties via sponsored listings in the search results of Expedia and other channels.
buyer: Koddi Inc.
Koddi is a cloud/SaaS provider of marketing technology for advertisers in the travel industry. Their partners leverage the Koddi platform and its fully automated and customizable reporting features to manage marketing investment for hundreds of thousands of hotel properties globally. "
seller parent: Criteo
seller: HookLogic
Criteo's HookLogic Hotel Ad Tech Division is a travel performance-marketing business that hotels use to drive demand for specific properties via sponsored listings in the search results of Expedia and other channels.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 12/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Koddi Inc., purchased Hotel Ad Tech Division from HookLogic

synopsis: Koddi, a bid automation platform mostly in travel metasearch, has acquired the former HookLogic Hotel Ad Tech Division from Criteo. The Hotel Ad Tech Division is a travel performance-marketing business that hotels use to drive demand for specific properties via sponsored listings in the search results of Expedia and other channels.
buyer: Koddi Inc.
Koddi is a cloud/SaaS provider of marketing technology for advertisers in the travel industry. Their partners leverage the Koddi platform and its fully automated and customizable reporting features to manage marketing investment for hundreds of thousands of hotel properties globally. "
seller parent: Criteo
seller: HookLogic
Criteo's HookLogic Hotel Ad Tech Division is a travel performance-marketing business that hotels use to drive demand for specific properties via sponsored listings in the search results of Expedia and other channels.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

dnata, acquired bd4travel

synopsis: Air services provider dnata, part of the Emirates Group, has acquired a majority stake in artificial intelligence (AI) travel technology company bd4travel. bd4travel profiles every single user – so that it is possible to understand each user's interest and intent in real-time.
buyer parent: The Emirates Group
buyer: dnata
dnata is one of the world’s largest air services providers. Offering ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services in 85 countries across six continents, dnata is a trusted partner for over 300 airline customers around the world. "
target: bd4travel
bd4travel profiles every single user – so that it is possible to understand each user's interest and intent in real-time. Then bd4travel instantly recommends the most relevant product, service or content for them from a company's portfolio.
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closed 6/10/2014 via PR Newswire

Priceline, acquired Buuteeq

synopsis: The Priceline Group, the world leader in online travel, announced that it has acquired buuteeq, Inc., a leading digital marketing platform for hotels worldwide.
buyer: Priceline (NasdaqGS:BKNG:$14,527.00)
Priceline is a leader in global online hotel reservations, with over 270,000 participating hotels worldwide. The Group is composed of four primary brands - Booking.com, priceline.com, Agoda.com and Rentalcars.com - and several ancillary brands. "
target: Buuteeq
buuteeq is one of the fastest growing software-as-a-service companies in the world and they are focused on changing the meaning of web marketing for the hospitality industry.
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closed 7/7/2021 via Company Press Release

Stampede, acquired Springo

synopsis: Stampede, a leading provider of hospitality software solutions in the UK, has acquired Springo, a UK-based marketing platform. Springo uses guest WiFi to help hospitality businesses keep their existing customers and create new ones. Their platform captures customer data and generate key insights, allowing users to better know their customers.
buyer: Stampede
Stampede is a leading provider of hospitality software solutions in the UK. Stampede provides a range of digital tools to help hospitality businesses grow. They provide software for customer analytics, email & SMS marketing, digital gift cards, guest WiFi, loyalty programs, and more. "
target: Springo
Springo is a UK-based marketing platform specialising in the hospitality sector. Springo uses guest WiFi to help businesses keep their existing customers and create new ones. Their platform captures customer data and generate key insights, allowing users to better know their customers.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Travelling Connect B.V., acquired DealBroker BV

synopsis: Travelling Connect announced the acquisition of DealBroker. DealBroker offers support services with contextual information for travel-related companies such as airlines, travel agents and mobile providers. Users of the DealBroker platform receive information and offers while travelling, based on their location.
buyer: Travelling Connect B.V.
Travelling Connect is the first global rewarding program with a focus on roaming customers. Travelling Connect also has its own one stop travel mobile app. It finds solutions to all mobile travel needs, from earning miles while roaming, booking a hotel or renting a car to finding local deals. "
target: DealBroker BV
DealBroker is a travel technology company serving the global travel and tourism industry. DealBroker increases brand awareness, brand loyalty and ancillary revenue on existing bookings by automatically sending targeted offers to travellers at the right moment and through the most effective channel.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/13/2011 via PR Newswire

ezRez Software, Inc., acquired Topguest

synopsis: ezRez Software, Inc. announced that it has acquired Topguest, a San Francisco-based startup company providing loyalty and social network engagement products to travel companies. Topguest enables members of leading travel loyalty programs to earn reward points for geo-located check-ins via their mobile devices.
buyer: ezRez Software, Inc.
ezRez Software is a B2B SaaS provider that allows partners to sell travel products anywhere in the world. Its clients are large airlines, hotel companies, travel agencies and financial institutions seeking to increase revenue and customer satisfaction. "
target: Topguest
Topguest is a technology company that translates social media activity by loyalty program members into incremental engagement and transaction opportunities. The Topguest platform seamlessly connects client loyalty programs with top social media services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Shiji, acquired ICE Portal

synopsis: Shiji, the leading manufacturer of Chinese hotel information systems, has acquired ICE Portal, a content management and distribution platform for the hospitality industry. ICE Portal's cloud-based platform helps hotels manage, curate, and distribute their photos, videos, and virtual tours to thousands of travel sites.
buyer: Shiji (SZSE:002153:$441.84)
Founded in 1998, Shiji’s aim is to become a “big data” application service platform operator. Shiji has become the leading manufacturer of Chinese hotel information systems. Shiji has also introduced consulting, IT solutions and data platform services. "
target: ICE Portal
ICE Portal is a content management and distribution platform for the hospitality industry. Their cloud-based platform helps hotels manage, curate, and distribute their photos, videos, and virtual tours to thousands of travel sites.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 6/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mobikon, acquired Mass Blurb Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Digital marketing startup Mobikon Asia Pte Ltd has acquired MassBlurb, an automated online marketing platform for restaurants. MassBlurb, which was co-founded by Sanket Shah and Pankit Chheda, helps restaurants create their brand presence and increase their overall business with the help of technology.
buyer: Mobikon
Mobikon is a leading customer engagement and analytics platform for hospitality industry. Over 350 brands spanning 2400+ outlets in 9 countries use Mobikon's platform, modules and engagement tools to interact with customers. Platform has engaged over 4,300,000+ customers. "
target: Mass Blurb Pvt. Ltd.
MassBlurb is an automated online marketing platform for restaurants. MassBlurb helps restaurants create their brand presence and increase their overall business with the help of technology. It works with about 200 premium restaurant brands across India.
price ($mm)
$2.50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/6/2019 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor LLC, acquired SinglePlatform

synopsis: TripAdvisor, Inc., the world's largest travel platform, has acquired SinglePlatform, a leading menu management company. SinglePlatform works with restaurants to publish and manage their menus and other key information such as their business name, opening hours, and contact information on main search and discovery sites like Google and Facebook.
buyer: TripAdvisor LLC (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel platform, helps nearly 460 million travelers each month. Travelers across the globe use the TripAdvisor site and app to browse more than 830 million reviews and opinions of 8.6 million accommodations, restaurants, experiences, airlines and cruises. "
target parent: Endurance International Group
target: SinglePlatform
SinglePlatform enables and empowers small businesses to update their information across its network of publishers, including top search engines, review sites, and mobile apps. With SinglePlatform, businesses can enhance their online presence and stand out by adding content to their web listings.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

DineOut, acquired Torqus Systems

synopsis: Times Internet’s restaurant booking service Dineout has acquired Pune-based SaaS company Torqus which provides restaurant management software. Torqus offers point-of-sale management, customer data management, delivery tracking, SMS marketing, and supply chain management services.
buyer parent: The Times Group
buyer: DineOut
DineOut is an online restaurant reservation platform. Dineout Services Pvt Ltd. operates dineout.co.in, a personal dining out concierge for restaurant, cafe/lounge, pub/bar, and club bookings for parties/groups in South Delhi, West Delhi, Central Delhi, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Noida, and Faridabad. "
target: Torqus Systems
Pune-based SaaS company Torqus provides restaurant management software. Torqus offers point-of-sale management, customer data management, delivery tracking, SMS marketing, and supply chain management services. It was started by Tanmay Ratnaparkhe and Suneet Kulkarni in 2013 as a PoS service.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/27/2017 via BusinessWire

Symphony Technology Group, acquired Fishbowl Marketing

synopsis: Fishbowl Inc., the leading customer engagement platform provider for the restaurant industry, announced that it has been acquired by Symphony Technology Group (STG). STG is a strategic private equity firm with $2 billion in assets under management focused on transforming high-potential companies into definitive market leaders.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Founded in 2002, Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with $2 billion in assets under management focused on transforming high-potential companies into definitive market leaders. Their current portfolio consists of 19 global companies. "
target: Fishbowl Marketing
Fishbowl helps restaurants drive predictable sales growth through its guest centric, closed loop marketing analytics platform. The platform ingests structured, unstructured, and streaming data from many sources, giving clients the insights needed to grow their businesses.
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closed 6/11/2020 via PR Web

Bloom Intelligence, acquired SuperFi

synopsis: Bloom Intelligence, an enterprise WiFi marketing & customer analytics platform for restaurants and retail, has acquired SuperFi, a WiFi marketing company that provides professional email marketing services with advanced segmentation and analytics. SuperFi offers solutions for custom email campaigns, branded WiFi splash pages, and more.
buyer: Bloom Intelligence
Bloom Intelligence is an enterprise WiFi marketing & customer analytics platform for restaurants and retail. Bloom Intelligence helps their clients to understand customer behavior, personalize a customer’s experience, save at-risk customers, build online reviews, and increase customers’ frequency. "
target: SuperFi
SuperFi is a WiFi marketing company that provides professional email marketing services with advanced segmentation and analytics. SuperFi helps brick & mortar businesses take their guest WiFi to the next level. Their solutions include custom email campaigns, branded WiFi splash pages, and more.
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closed 10/1/2018 via Company Press Release

LivePerson, Inc., acquired Conversable, Inc.

synopsis: LivePerson, Inc. a leading provider of conversational commerce solutions, announced that it has acquired Conversable, a leading conversational intelligence platform focused on social and marketing use cases, with a speciality in conversational commerce for the quick service restaurant and hospitality industries.
buyer: LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN:$396.42)
LivePerson makes life easier by transforming how people communicate with brands. Their conversational commerce solutions are used to orchestrate humans and AI, at scale, and create a convenient, deeply personal relationship. "
target: Conversable, Inc.
Conversable provides clients with online services and tools that allow them to improve their online interactions with individuals on existing social media and messaging platforms. Conversable's speciality is in conversational commerce for the quick service restaurant and hospitality industries.
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closed 9/12/2014 via PR Newswire

Sabre Corporation, acquired Genares

synopsis: Sabre Corporation announced the acquisition of Genares, a global, privately-held hospitality technology company, to further strengthen Sabre's position as a leading technology partner to hoteliers worldwide. Genares provides central reservations systems, revenue management and hotel marketing solutions to independent and chain hotel properties.
buyer: Sabre Corporation (GS:SABR:$3,943.58)
Sabre® Corporation is a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry. Sabre's software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations. Sabre also operates a global travel marketplace. "
target: Genares
Genares is a global, privately-held hospitality technology company. Genares provides central reservations systems, revenue management and hotel marketing solutions to more than 2,300 independent and chain hotel properties.
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closed 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

MyVoucherCodes, acquired Happiour Limited

synopsis: MyVoucherCodes, part of Monitise Content, has acquired Happiour, a daily food and drink app created in 2015 by musical brothers and serial-entrepreneurs, Hal and Sam Stokes. Happiour is used by over 100,000 users in central London and has partnered with over 150 businesses.
buyer parent: Fiserv, Inc.
buyer: MyVoucherCodes
MyVoucherCodes.co.uk is the UK’s leading discount website. It launched in November 2006 and provides sales, discount and voucher code information to millions of consumers across the UK every month. "
target: Happiour Limited
Happiour is London's daily food and drink app. A mobile platform that connects vendors and customers through exclusive, real time, local offers. Over 100,000 people have downloaded Happiour and they work with over 150 vendors from major brands to local independents.
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