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Mergers and Acquisitions

Hotels

Spain’s Barcelo Eyes HNA’s Stake in NH Hotels

Despite having an offer turned down earlier this year, Barcelo still appears keen on NH Hotels. Buying a minority stake would likely be the first step to consolidation within the Spanish hotel sector.

Spain’s Barcelo Eyes HNA’s Stake in NH Hotels

Hotels

Accor Pushes Further Into Luxury With $567 Million Mövenpick Deal

Where there is smoke there is fire and Sebastien Bazin's comments at Skift Forum Europe last week hinted at an imminent deal.

Accor Pushes Further Into Luxury With $567 Million Mövenpick Deal

Mergers and Acquisitions

Travel Megatrends 2018: Mergers and Acquisitions Focus on Strategic Innovation

The smartest travel companies are beginning to buy startups that may not be central to their main businesses or help them consolidate market share, but could boost the innovation metabolism of their motherships.

Travel Megatrends 2018: Mergers and Acquisitions Focus on Strategic Innovation

Hotels

HNA Group Enlists Bankers to Consider Sale of Its NH Hotels Stake

HNA Group's decision to at least consider selling its stake in NH Hotels shouldn't come as a surprise. It will be interesting to see whether one of the big hotel companies emerges as a potential buyer.

HNA Group Enlists Bankers to Consider Sale of Its NH Hotels Stake

Hotels

HNA Group CEO Cancels Davos Trip

There are plenty of good reasons for avoiding the backslapping bonhomie of Davos. The fact that your company is facing a serious financial crisis and your travel holdings have halted training are good reasons.

HNA Group CEO Cancels Davos Trip

Hotels

Barceló Looks to Create Spanish Hotel Giant With Bid for Rival NH

Combining NH Hotels with another company makes plenty of sense. It would give it added scale and might also help put an end to its shareholder infighting. Of course this is only the opening move in what is likely to be a time-consuming process and given NH's recent history we're sure that it will be anything but straightforward.

Barceló Looks to Create Spanish Hotel Giant With Bid for Rival NH

Hotels

HNA Group May Want to Sell Its Stake in a Spanish Hotel Company

Changes in China look to be curbing the spending power of HNA Group, making it much harder for the conglomerate to take full control of NH Hotels. A sale in this case would make sense with acquisition-hungry AccorHotels touted as a likely suitor.

HNA Group May Want to Sell Its Stake in a Spanish Hotel Company

Hotels

AccorHotels Bids $930 Million for Australia’s Mantra Group

After pursuing companies in a host of different sectors, this deal looks like a relatively straightforward one for AccorHotels. The purchase of Mantra Group gives Accor a much-needed boost in the Asia-Pacific region.

AccorHotels Bids $930 Million for Australia’s Mantra Group

Mergers and Acquisitions

UK Cruise Agency Buys German Rival to Create ‘European Leader’

Cruise.co's mix of reviews and vacations has helped fuel its rise. Its private equity owners obviously want it to get even bigger and to do so it needs to buy up the competition.

UK Cruise Agency Buys German Rival to Create ‘European Leader’

Mergers and Acquisitions

Expedia Names a New Boss for Mergers and Acquisitions

LendingClub’s Regi Vengalil will take over corporate development. The role is a chance to shine. Expedia's current CFO and Priceline Group's current CEO previously held development roles.

Expedia Names a New Boss for Mergers and Acquisitions