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closed 4/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Travel and Transport, Inc, acquired TripLingo

synopsis: Travel and Transport, one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S., has acquired TripLingo, a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
buyer: Travel and Transport, Inc
Travel and Transport, Inc. is one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S. Travel and Transport specializes in corporate travel management, leisure/vacation travel and group/meeting travel services. Travel and Transport creates one-of-a-kind experiences for their partners. "
target: TripLingo
TripLingo is a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe, productive, and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
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closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

IAC, acquired iTranslate GmbH

synopsis: Tinder owner IAC has acquired iTranslate, a translation app with over 80 million downloads. iTranslate enables travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in over 100 languages, anywhere in the world.
buyer: IAC (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of widely known consumer brands such as Vimeo, Dictionary.com, Dotdash, The Daily Beast and Investopedia, along with ANGI Homeservices Inc. which operates HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio. "
target: iTranslate GmbH
With over 80 million downloads iTranslate is the leading translation and dictionary App. They enable travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in over 100 languages, anywhere in the world.
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closed 5/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Smartling, Inc., acquired VerbalizeIt

synopsis: Smartling announced it has acquired VerbalizeIt to augment its enterprise translation management platform with translation capabilities for audio, video and other multimedia content. VerbalizeIt is a New York-based technology startup delivering human-powered translation services to hundreds of businesses worldwide.
buyer: Smartling, Inc.
Smartling's content solution helps brands gain a more competitive global position by transforming the way their content is created and consumed around the world. Smartling's technology, the Global Fluency Platform, helps brands access new markets, more customers and greater value. "
target: VerbalizeIt
VerbalizeIt leverages technology to enable businesses and consumers to access a global network of professional human language translators.
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closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Hangar Technology, Inc, acquired Autoflight Logic

synopsis: Hangar, the Austin, TX based technology company developing an autonomous data capture ecosystem for drones, announced it acquired Autoflight Logic, the maker of the most popular 3rd party flight automation software for DJI drones.
buyer: Hangar Technology, Inc
Hangar is building an automated ecosystem for drones to deliver fast, professional aerial data across industry. Using a proprietary autonomous flight engine deeply integrated with the world’s top selling drones, Hangar allows a worldwide network of pilots to safely and professionally acquire data. "
target: Autoflight Logic
Autoflight Logic, the maker of the most popular 3rd party flight automation software for DJI drones. Autoflight Logic boasts over 150k autonomous flights in over 190 countries flown using its ground control software.
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closed 12/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

ClickStream Corporation, acquired HeyPal

synopsis: ClickStream Corp, a technology company focused on developing apps and digital platforms that disrupt conventional industries, has acquired HeyPal, a social language learning app. HeyPal allows users from around the world to learn a new language through interactive chat and social posts.
buyer: ClickStream Corporation (OTCPK:CLIS:$0.00)
ClickStream is a technology company focused on developing apps and digital platforms that disrupt conventional industries. ClickStream's WinQuik is a free-to-play synchronized mobile app and digital gaming platform that allows users to compete in quiz type games to win real money and prizes. "
target: HeyPal
HeyPal is a social language learning app. HeyPal allows users from around the world to learn a new language through interactive chat and social posts. The app makes the language learning process more fun and engaging by matching users with native speakers of their target language.
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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:$363.62)
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 1/8/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Netco Silver Inc., acquired On The Fly - Voice Translator

synopsis: Brisio Innovations is pleased to announce that it has purchased all rights, intellectual property and online assets associated with On the Fly, a real time translator that responds to users' speech with a translation. It allows users to look up definitions and meanings for common words & phrases. The app supports up to 71 languages for translation.
buyer: Netco Silver Inc. (OTCPK:NTCE:$2.56)
Netco Silver, doing business as Brisio Innovations, is focused on the acquisition, development and marketing of software applications for mobile computing devices, such as smart phones, tablets, and wearable computers. "
target: On The Fly - Voice Translator
On the Fly - Voice Translator comprises all rights, intellectual property and online assets of voice and text translation application “On the Fly - Voice Translator “ for iPhone and iPad. On The Fly is a real time translator that responds to users' speech with a translation.
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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 8/12/2013 via Bloomberg

Facebook, will acquire Jibbigo

synopsis: Facebook Inc., owner of the world’s most popular social-networking service, agreed to acquire Mobile Technologies, a developer of speech-recognition tools. Mobile Technologies developed Jibbigo, a speech-to-speech translator application for phones.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Jibbigo
Mobile Technologies, LLC offers Jibbigo, a self-contained speech-to-speech translation application for iPhones, iPods, and iPads. Jibbigo, the world’s first speech-to-speech translator on a phone that runs online and even off-line, independent from the Internet.
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closed 10/31/2012 via Yahoo, Inc.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel, acquired WorldMate, Inc.

synopsis: Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) announces that it has acquired WorldMate Inc., a leader in mobile travel technology providing itinerary management systems and on-the-road services for travelers.
buyer: Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Carlson Wagonlit Travel is a global leader specializing in business travel management. It helps companies of all sizes, as well as government institutions and non-governmental organizations, optimize their travel programs and provide best-in-class service and assistance to travelers. "
target: WorldMate, Inc.
The WorldMate mobile app is used by over 10 million travelers to organize their itineraries, get real-time local information and book hotels and car rentals while on the go.
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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 11/14/2011 via BusinessWire

WorldLingo merged with TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.,

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions, announced a merger with WorldLingo. Based in Las Vegas, WorldLingo specializes in translation technology and other solutions for website localization, as well as document, instant message, e-mail, and real-time chat translation.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 70 cities on five continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: WorldLingo
WorldLingo is a leading provider of integrated, online translation solutions, with services ranging from cost-effective machine translation solutions to professional human translation and culturally sensitive localization.
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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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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 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 4/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Travel and Transport, Inc, acquired TripLingo

synopsis: Travel and Transport, one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S., has acquired TripLingo, a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
buyer: Travel and Transport, Inc
Travel and Transport, Inc. is one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S. Travel and Transport specializes in corporate travel management, leisure/vacation travel and group/meeting travel services. Travel and Transport creates one-of-a-kind experiences for their partners. "
target: TripLingo
TripLingo is a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe, productive, and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
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closed 4/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Travel and Transport, Inc, acquired TripLingo

synopsis: Travel and Transport, one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S., has acquired TripLingo, a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
buyer: Travel and Transport, Inc
Travel and Transport, Inc. is one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S. Travel and Transport specializes in corporate travel management, leisure/vacation travel and group/meeting travel services. Travel and Transport creates one-of-a-kind experiences for their partners. "
target: TripLingo
TripLingo is a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe, productive, and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
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closed 4/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Capita PLC, acquired NYS Corporate Ltd

synopsis: Capita plc announced the acquisition of York-based NYS Corporate Limited, a specialist events, conference and travel management agency. Known for their blend of high quality, personalised service and cutting-edge technology, NYS Corporate provides bespoke end-to-end solutions for their clients.
buyer: Capita PLC (LSE:CPI:$4,577.42)
Capita plc is the UK’s leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions. Their 73,000 dedicated staff across the UK, Europe, South Africa and India help make processes smarter, organisations more efficient and customer experiences better. "
target: NYS Corporate Ltd
NYS Corporate is a specialist Events, Conference and Travel Management agency working with some of the world’s biggest brands. Known for their blend of high quality, personalised service and cutting-edge technology, they provide bespoke end-to-end solutions for their clients.
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closed 10/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Hopper, acquired PlacePass

synopsis: Hopper announced that it acquired PlacePass, a leading provider of B2B tour and activity booking solutions. PlacePass is one of the world’s largest activity aggregators, featuring more than 300,000 experiences in over 800 global destinations.
buyer: Hopper
Headquartered in Canada, Hopper has changed how the world books travel. Hopper’s app predicts prices and helps users book flights and hotels at the right time, saving them up to 40%. Hopper has helped 30 million travelers book trips around the world, saving them more than $1.8 billion to date. "
target: PlacePass
PlacePass is a leading provider of B2B tour and activity booking solutions. PlacePass is one of the world’s largest activity aggregators, featuring more than 300,000 experiences in over 800 global destinations.
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closed 6/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Volkswagen Financial Services, acquired Voya GmbH

synopsis: Germany-based Volkswagen Financial Services has acquired Voya GmbH. Headquartered in Hamburg, Voya is a business travel start-up that offers a digital travel assistant for companies via a web browser and as a smartphone app. With the acquisition, Volkswagen Financial Services can provide its customers with a fleet and travel management offering.
buyer parent: Volkswagen AG
buyer: Volkswagen Financial Services
Germany-based Volkswagen Financial Services is the business division of the Volkswagen AG group of companies. The key business fields embrace dealer and customer financing, leasing, the bank and insurance business, fleet management, and mobility offers. "
target: Voya GmbH
Voya, based in Hamburg, offers a digital business travel solution for medium-sized companies, which can use the platform to plan, book, and invoice travel funding in a simple and modern way. Its customers include mid-sized firms as well as travel and mobility companies.
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closed 6/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Vitruvian Partners LLP, acquired Travel Counsellors

synopsis: U.K. private-equity firm Vitruvian Partners has acquired travel company Travel Counsellors Ltd. from Equistone Partners Europe. Founded in 1994, UK-based Travel Counsellors operates a technology platform that allows 1,800 self-employed consultants to provide travel advice and arrange trips for leisure and business customers.
buyer: Vitruvian Partners LLP
Vitruvian Partners is an independent European private equity firm that invests in Dynamic Situations. They target growth capital and management buyout deals, investing between €25m-€250m in companies typically valued between €75m-€750m+. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: Travel Counsellors
Travel Counsellors operates a technology platform that allows 1,800 self-employed consultants to provide travel advice and arrange trips for leisure and business customers. The company is based in Manchester, with operations in the Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Australia and the UAE.
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closed 1/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

1C, acquired Smartway

synopsis: 1C Company has acquired a 51% stake in Smartway, an online travel agency that provides tickets and hotel booking for corporate clients. Based in Russia, Smartway helps companies spend less resources by letting them organize business trips online.
buyer: 1C
Founded in 1991, 1C Company specializes in the development, distribution, publishing and support of mass-market software. Their 1C:Enterprise 8 system is used for management accounting, business accounting, HR management, CRM, SRM, MRP, and more. "
target: Smartway
Smartway is a Russian online travel agency for businesses. Smartway helps companies spend less resources on organizing business trips by letting them book plane and train tickets, hotels, and car reservations online.
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announced 3/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

Hemei Group, will acquire TripB2B

synopsis: Hemei Group announced that its wholly-controlled subsidiary Hemei Tourism plans to acquire a 60% stake in TripB2B, an online travel platform serving the B2B travel sector in China. TripB2B was founded on April 1, 2008 and is based in Shangai, China.
buyer: Hemei Group (SZSE:002356:$373.28)
Hemei Group is committed to becoming the most influential quality consumer industry group in the world. The group's business relies on five core segments: business, tourism, finance, internet of things, and internet technology. Hemei was founded in 1994 and is based in Shenzhen, China. "
target: TripB2B
TripB2B is an online travel platform serving the B2B travel sector in China. TripB2B was founded on April 1, 2008 and is based in Shangai, China.
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closed 12/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Corporate Travel Management, acquired Redfern Travel Ltd

synopsis: Corporate Travel Management, Australia and New Zealand's leading and most innovative travel management company, has acquired Redfern Travel, a company that develops online business travel management solutions for public and private sector clients in the United Kingdom.
buyer: Corporate Travel Management (ASX:CTD:$191.77)
Corporate Travel Management is Australia and New Zealand's leading and most innovative travel management company. Their award winning corporate travel services meet the highly individualized travel needs of companies and their people. "
target: Redfern Travel Ltd
Redfern Travel Ltd. develops online business travel management solutions for public and private sector clients in the United Kingdom. They created online systems that help customers book simply, save money and travel soundly.
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announced 1/15/2014 via BNC Analysis

Secret Escapes, will acquire JustBook.com

synopsis: UK-based Secret Escapes is acquiring Germany’s JustBook. JustBook is a mobile-based specialist in bookings in the business travel sector. Their free membership allows members to have access to exclusive last minute prices, exciting weekend getaway specials and collect Lufthansa Miles & More frequent flyer miles with each booking.
buyer: Secret Escapes
Secret Escapes is an online luxury travel booking site. They offer “flash sales” to locations around the world, available to their members. "
target: JustBook.com
JustBook is a mobile-based specialist in bookings in the business travel sector. Their free membership allows members to have access to exclusive last minute prices, exciting weekend getaway specials and collect Lufthansa Miles & More frequent flyer miles with each booking.
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closed 4/5/2011 via PR Newswire

Egencia LLC, acquired Travelforce

synopsis: Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Travelforce, a leading Australian and New Zealand travel management company. With more than 30 years of experience in the Australian market, Travelforce has a history of combining superior service and leading technology.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: Egencia LLC
Egencia is the fifth largest travel management company in the world. By combining a powerful offline and online service, Egencia delivers a complete corporate travel offering supported by global market expertise and a best-in-class technology platform. "
target: Travelforce
Travelforce, a travel management company with a unique solution for business clients in Australia and New Zealand, specialises in enhancing corporate travel programs through superior service and leading technology through its Ascent suite of online tools.
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closed 2/2/2005 via BusinessWire

RCG Companies Incorporated, acquired Farequest Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: RCG Companies Incorporated (AMEX: RCG), one of the largest leisure-travel tour operators in the United States, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of 100% of the outstanding shares of stock of Farequest Holdings, Inc., which owns and operates one of the leading online travel companies, 1-800-CHEAPSEATS (www.1800cheapseats.com).
buyer: RCG Companies Incorporated (RCG:$0.50)
RCG Companies Incorporated (AMEX: RCG), based in Charlotte, is focused on increasing the performance and value of its’ current operations. RCG is also focused on building shareholder value through focusing on acquiring, building, and managing undervalued service industry companies. RCG invests reso "
target: Farequest Holdings, Inc.
Based in Atlanta, GA, nPorta, Inc. is a privately held company that provides software development and consulting for the travel industry. Via Private Label websites and integrated modules, nPorta's TravelASP product is a web-based booking engine application developed for travel agencies, consolidat
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closed 9/23/2002 via BNC Analysis

Necho Systems Corp, acquired Acceleron Incorporated

synopsis: Corum Group announced today that its client, Acceleron, an OnX Enterprise Solutions company (TSE:ON), has been acquired. Acceleron is a provider of Travel Expense management (TEM) software solutions and services.
buyer parent: CyberShift, Inc.
buyer: Necho Systems Corp
Necho is a global leader in expense management. Our solutions automate the processing and facilitate the management of employee business expenses, the second largest controllable expense after payroll. "
target parent: Necho Systems Corp
target: Acceleron Incorporated
Acceleron is a leading provider of Travel Expense Management solutions. The company is based in Montreal, Canada, with an international office in London (UK). The Boomerang Product Family is a series of Travel Expense Management software solutions designed to smoothly integrate with a company's exi
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closed 10/8/2014 via PR Newswire

Global Experience Specialists, Inc., acquired Travel Planners, Inc.

synopsis: Global Experience Specialists (GES), a full-service provider of live events, announced the acquisition of Travel Planners, a leading provider of event housing services headquartered in New York City.
buyer parent: Viad Corp
buyer: Global Experience Specialists, Inc.
GES is a global event marketing company with a long history of connecting people through live events. Clients depend on their 3,000 passionate employees throughout the world for unparalleled service and consistent execution of breakthrough experiences that excite and engage. "
target: Travel Planners, Inc.
Travel Planners specializes in housing management for professional associations, trade shows & conventions with blocks of 1,000 to 50,000 rooms. Travel Planners handles 100+ meetings & events each year for over 60 clients.
price ($mm)
$34
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Logitravel S.L., will acquire Magic Rooms Accommodation Ltd.

synopsis: Logitravel Group has agreed to acquire 100% of Magic Rooms Accommodation Limited. Magic Rooms was founded in 2014 and with the support of the U.K. market, quickly established itself as a major accommodation provider. Magic Rooms is a solely business to business website that offers hotels from 2* to 5* in all major destinations.
buyer: Logitravel S.L.
Founded in 2004, Logitravel is a leading pan-European online travel agency helping over two million people each year arrange their holiday, whether it be a short weekend break, beach holiday, cruise or any other type of holiday. "
target: Magic Rooms Accommodation Ltd.
Magic Rooms is a solely business to business website that offers hotels from 2* to 5* in all major destinations. Magic Rooms aims to become a leading supplier to the European Travel Industry, providing access to key hotels around the world.
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announced 10/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

AccorHotels, will acquire Gekko

synopsis: AccorHotels’ acquisition spree marches on unabated as Europe’s largest hotel group said it will acquire Gekko Group, owner of hotel booking sites that serve 14,000 travel agencies — a majority of which are French. Gekko Group platforms offer search and reservation solutions for agents looking to book more than 500,000 hotels worldwide.
buyer: AccorHotels (ENXTPA:AC:$2,283.39)
AccorHotels is a French multinational hotel group. With hotels in more than 90 countries stretching across all the continents, AccorHotels offers a vast choice of destinations. On the AccorHotels portal, a range from Sofitel to Ibis via Pullman and Novotel, offers accommodation to suit all budgets. "
target: Gekko
Gekko offers search and reservation solutions via an interface connected to more than 500,000 hotels worldwide. The platform also allows business travellers to manage their online payments, with the ability to track and optimise costs. It currently operates in France, Belgium, Spain and Portugal.
price ($mm)
$118
rev ($mm)
$177
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Webjet Limited, will acquire JacTravel Limited

synopsis: Webjet has entered into an agreement to acquire JacTravel, one of the biggest independent B2B travel platforms in Europe, from Vitruvian Partners. JacTravel is a global provider of wholesale online accommodation, including rooms in more than 12,000 hand-picked hotels worldwide, with an additional aggregated portfolio of over 165,000 properties.
buyer: Webjet Limited (ASX:WEB:$37.15)
Webjet is the leading online travel agency (OTA) in Australia and New Zealand, leading the way in online travel tools and technology. Webjet’s focus has always been to offer the greatest convenience and choice by enabling customers to compare, combine and book the best travel packages worldwide. "
target parent: Vitruvian Partners LLP
target: JacTravel Limited
JacTravel is one of Europe’s leading technology-enabled B2B marketplaces for hotel rooms. They are global provider of wholesale online accommodation, including rooms in more than 12,000 hand-picked hotels worldwide, with an additional aggregated portfolio of over 165,000 properties.
price ($mm)
$225
rev ($mm)
$54
EBITDA ($mm)
$25
EV / rev
5.9x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
closed 5/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Booking Holdings Inc., acquired flyiin GmbH

synopsis: Priceline has acquired Flyiin, a travel startup whose business-to-business services help airlines sell their airfares through travel agencies. They aggregate airline data feeds, called APIs and make it easy and fast for any travel brand to sell flights in a way that will delight air travelers. They are based in Germany.
buyer: Booking Holdings Inc. (NasdaqGS:BKNG:$9,215.00)
Booking Holdings Inc. is an American travel technology company that owns and operates several travel fare aggregators and travel fare metasearch engines including namesake and flagship Booking.com, Priceline.com, Agoda.com, Kayak.com, Cheapflights, Rentalcars.com, Momondo, and OpenTable. "
target: flyiin GmbH
Flyiin is a travel startup whose business-to-business services help airlines sell their airfares through travel agencies. They aggregate airline data feeds, called APIs and make it easy and fast for any travel brand to sell flights in a way that will delight air travelers. They are based in Germany.
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closed 10/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Midlothian Capital Partners, acquired PGL Travel

synopsis: Midlothian Capital Partners, a consumer-focused investment company has acquired PGL Travel, a holding company of HB Education. PGL Travel is the UK's leading outdoor education and study travel group. They provide residential adventure and study trips for schools, youth organizations and more.
buyer: Midlothian Capital Partners
Midlothian Capital Partners is a consumer-focused private equity firm. They specialize in middle-market companies and buyouts focusing primarily on retail. They have over 70 years of experience in consumer facing businesses in corporate finance, private equity, research and business management. "
target parent: Cox & Kings
target: PGL Travel
PGL Travel is the UK’s leading provider of activity courses and holidays for schools, colleges, youth groups and individual children and young people, with 25 centres spread across the UK, France and Spain.
price ($mm)
$599
rev ($mm)
$188
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/18/2007 via Company Press Release

Holidaybreak plc, will acquire PGL Travel Ltd

synopsis: Holidaybreak, the European specialist holiday group, today announces the proposed acquisition of UK schools trips organiser PGL by its wholly owned subsidiary, PGL Holdings, for an expected £50m for the equity, and will refinance an expected £50m of debt within PGL.
buyer: Holidaybreak plc
Holidaybreak is a European specialist holiday group with market leading positions in the UK and other major European markets. The Group currently comprises three separate operating divisions: Hotel Breaks, Adventure Travel and Camping. "
target: PGL Travel Ltd
PGL is the market leader in the residential, outdoor education and adventure sector for UK schools, operating principally at the key stage two level for eight to twelve year olds. PGL also operates overseas school tours, ski trips and family adventure holidays.
price ($mm)
$198
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/21/2015 via BusinessWire

Flight Centre Limited, acquired StudentUniverse

synopsis: Flight Centre, a leading retailer of travel products and services for the leisure and corporate markets, is acquiring StudentUniverse, the world's leading travel booking site offering exclusive discounts for students and youth.
buyer: Flight Centre Limited (ASX:FLT:$2,253.33)
Flight Centre is a leading retailer of travel products and services for the leisure and corporate markets. It is one of the world's largest and most successful independent travel retailers and have stores around the globe in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the USA and Canada. "
target: StudentUniverse
StudentUniverse is the world's leading travel booking site offering exclusive discounts for students and youth. For students looking to travel the world, they offer their members special rates on flights, hotels and tours, allowing students to travel more and spend less.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Verve Ltd., acquired Campus Vacations

synopsis: Verve, the word-of-mouth selling platform, has acquired Campus Vacations, a provider of “unforgettable” travel experiences to students across North America. Every Campus Vacations' hotel takeovers, chic accommodations and mega events are one of a kind.
buyer: Verve Ltd.
Based in the UK, Verve is the global market leader in word-of-mouth sales in the live entertainment industry. They use networks of advocates to sell products and experiences to their friends in exchange for rewards such as free tickets and backstage passes. "
target: Campus Vacations
Based in Canada, Campus Vacations is a leader in organized group travel for students. Every year, thousands of university and college students travel with them to unbeatable ski and sun destinations. Every Campus Vacations' hotel takeovers, chic accommodations and mega events are one of a kind.
price ($mm)
$7.00
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Breaking Data Corporation
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