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Knowland, acquired Strategic Data Resources

synopsis: Knowland has announced that it has acquired Strategic Data Resources. Strategic Data Resources provides reports to convention and visitors bureaus and hotel sales teams who use their self-reported future looking booked meeting data to benchmark key metrics such as booking pace versus their competitor markets.
buyer: Knowland
Knowland provides group data and innovative technology to help hotels, CVBs, and other venues drive revenue with meetings market intelligence. Knowland offers extensive insight into market analytics, industry trends, and powerful benchmarking for booking better-qualified group business. "
target: Strategic Data Resources
Strategic Data Resources provides reports to convention and visitors bureaus and hotel sales teams who use their self-reported future looking booked meeting data to benchmark key metrics such as booking pace versus their competitor markets.
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announced 10/1/2019 via BusinessWire

CoStar Group, will acquire STR Global, Ltd.

synopsis: CoStar Group, Inc. the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces, will acquire STR. STR was founded as Smith Travel Research to provide performance benchmarking and comparative analytics to hotels. STR aggregates data from over 65,000 hotels worldwide, representing hotels in over 180 countries.
buyer: CoStar Group (CSGP:$1,659.02)
CoStar Group, Inc. is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces. CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information. "
target: STR Global, Ltd.
STR was founded in 1985 as Smith Travel Research to provide performance benchmarking and comparative analytics to hotels. Today, STR aggregates data from over 65,000 hotels worldwide, representing nearly nine million guest rooms in over 180 countries.
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closed 2/16/2018 via PR Newswire

Knowland, acquired Strategic Data Resources

synopsis: Knowland has announced that it has acquired Strategic Data Resources. Strategic Data Resources provides reports to convention and visitors bureaus and hotel sales teams who use their self-reported future looking booked meeting data to benchmark key metrics such as booking pace versus their competitor markets.
buyer: Knowland
Knowland provides group data and innovative technology to help hotels, CVBs, and other venues drive revenue with meetings market intelligence. Knowland offers extensive insight into market analytics, industry trends, and powerful benchmarking for booking better-qualified group business. "
target: Strategic Data Resources
Strategic Data Resources provides reports to convention and visitors bureaus and hotel sales teams who use their self-reported future looking booked meeting data to benchmark key metrics such as booking pace versus their competitor markets.
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closed 2/16/2018 via PR Newswire

Knowland, acquired Strategic Data Resources

synopsis: Knowland has announced that it has acquired Strategic Data Resources. Strategic Data Resources provides reports to convention and visitors bureaus and hotel sales teams who use their self-reported future looking booked meeting data to benchmark key metrics such as booking pace versus their competitor markets.
buyer: Knowland
Knowland provides group data and innovative technology to help hotels, CVBs, and other venues drive revenue with meetings market intelligence. Knowland offers extensive insight into market analytics, industry trends, and powerful benchmarking for booking better-qualified group business. "
target: Strategic Data Resources
Strategic Data Resources provides reports to convention and visitors bureaus and hotel sales teams who use their self-reported future looking booked meeting data to benchmark key metrics such as booking pace versus their competitor markets.
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closed 2/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Knowland, acquired Competitive Marketing Exchange

synopsis: Knowland, a provider of technology, data and analytics to the hospitality industry, has acquired Competitive Marketing Exchange (“CMX”), a Chicago-based provider of event space marketing intelligence for hotels.
buyer: Knowland
Knowland Group provides technology, data and analytics to the hospitality industry. Knowland's cloud-based sales and catering solution and its competitive intelligence tools help hotels to maximize revenue from meeting and conference space. "
target: Competitive Marketing Exchange
Competitive Marketing Exchange (CMX) has been offering reader board based competitive marketing intelligence to the hospitality industry since 1991. Headquartered in Chicago, CMX has grown to be the industry leader as a supplier of competitive data.
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announced 6/21/2016 via PR Web

The Knowland Group, will acquire Newmarket Meeting Intelligence

synopsis: Knowland announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Meeting Intelligence (formerly known as HIS), incorporating both the product and employees, from Newmarket International Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Amadeus. Newmarket Meeting Intelligence has been providing actionable business intelligence to the hotel industry since 1989.
buyer: The Knowland Group
Knowland is a globally recognized provider of meeting and group data, Knowland offers extensive insight into market analytics, group industry trends, and powerful benchmarking through innovative products. "
target parent: Amadeus IT Group S.A.
target: Newmarket Meeting Intelligence
Newmarket Meeting Intelligence has been providing actionable business intelligence to the hotel industry since 1989. Newmarket Meeting Intelligence offers MarketView a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual readerboard reports and LeadView a contact research and verification report.
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announced 7/28/2021 via BusinessWire

Revinate, will acquire Navis

synopsis: Revinate, a global leader in guest data management and marketing automation, will acquire NAVIS, a leading provider of software and services to power reservation sales agents and marketing activities. Together, the companies will form one of the largest and most innovative providers of direct revenue-generating solutions in the industry.
buyer parent: Serent Capital
buyer: Revinate
Revinate is a global leader in guest data management and intelligence, bringing hotels closer to their guests. Founded in 2009, Revinate counts tens of thousands of the world's leading hotels as customers and has won numerous awards for its software as a service (SaaS) solutions. "
target: Navis
NAVIS is a leading direct booking platform for hospitality, with proven solutions that help Reservations, Revenue Management, and Marketing truly operate as one team, and make more money.
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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 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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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 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 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 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 2/9/2016 via BusinessWire

Heartland Payment Systems, acquired Beanstalk Data, LLC

synopsis: Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payment processors, announced it has acquired privately held Beanstalk Data, a leading provider of customer engagement platforms for restaurants in the United States. Beanstalk Data is a popular technology provider for quick service restaurants and fast casual dining providers.
buyer: Heartland Payment Systems (HPY:$2,682.40)
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., one of the largest payment processors in the United States, delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing and security technology through Heartland Secure™ and its comprehensive breach warranty. "
target: Beanstalk Data, LLC
Beanstalk Data has created Beanstalk Engage™, a marketing cloud and big data CRM system combined with a real-time marketing engine for business-to-consumer (B2C) companies, which enables them to have longer and more personal relationships with their customers.
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closed 11/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Cendyn Corp., acquired Guestfolio Communications Inc.

synopsis: Cendyn announced that it has acquired Guestfolio Communications, a leading CRM marketing platform for boutique hotels. With the acquisition of Guestfolio, Cendyn will offer an unprecedented ability for hoteliers to tailor their guest experience and digital marketing solutions to meet marketplace demands and drive profitable revenue growth.
buyer: Cendyn Corp.
Cendyn is the leading provider of travel and hospitality software solutions, delivered via the Cendyn Hospitality Cloud ‒ an integrated technology platform with the most complete set of applications available for driving sales and marketing performance. "
target: Guestfolio Communications Inc.
Guestfolio is the hotel marketing platform for boutique hotels that drives guest engagement, retention and conversion throughout the travel journey. Guestfolio also provides a unique marketing resource and community for hospitality professionals.
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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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