M&A Deal Summary

Booking.com Acquires Traveljigsaw

On May 18, 2010, Booking.com acquired consumer services company Traveljigsaw from Livingbridge

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Booking.com’s 1st transaction in the Consumer Services sector.
  • This is Booking.com’s 2nd transaction in the United Kingdom.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2010-05-18
Target Traveljigsaw
Sector Consumer Services
Buyer(s) Booking.com
Sellers(s) Livingbridge
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition

Target

Traveljigsaw

Manchester, United Kingdom
website
TravelJigsaw sells into countries spanning Europe, Australia and South Africa via local language websites and a call centre based in Manchester. International online B2C car hire broker, delivering a multi lingual online and call centre service to customers from over 20 source countries, to over 75 destinations worldwide.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Booking.com

Norwalk, Connecticut, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1997
Sector Internet Software and Services
Employees20,097
Revenue 11.0B USD (2021)
DESCRIPTION
Entrance to Booking office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Entrance to Booking office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Booking.com is a provider of online travel and related services, offers customers and partners in over 220 countries through six primary brands - Booking.com, KAYAK, priceline.com, agoda.com, Rentalcars.com and OpenTable. Booking was incorporated in 1997 as Priceline and is based in Norwalk, Connecticut.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 7 of 20
Sector (Consumer Services) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 6 of 19
Country (United Kingdom) 2 of 3
Year (2010) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-11-08 Agoda Company

Singapore, Singapore

Agoda Company is an online travel company specializing in hotel discount bookings throughout Asia.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-11-08 Kayak Software

Norwalk, Connecticut, United States

Kayak.com, the world's largest travel search engine, displays results from more than 400 travel sites, providing prices and itineraries for hundreds of airlines, more than 90,000 hotels, all leading rental car companies and 18 cruise lines.

Buy $1.8B

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Livingbridge

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1995
PE ASSETS 1.6B GBP
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Livingbridge is a UK-based investment group focused on investing in and growing mid-sized companies. The Firm targets businesses seeking £5 to £100 million of capital. Prospective companies should have 'ambitious mangement', scalable business models, and potential for market leadership. Sectors of interest include technology, media, communications, consumer products/services, healthcare, and education. Livingbridge was formed in 1995 and is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 25 of 95
Sector (Consumer Services) 4 of 7
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 15 of 41
Country (United Kingdom) 22 of 85
Year (2010) 3 of 6
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-05-11 Enigma Travel Group

London, United Kingdom

The UK's leading independent ski tour operator focussed on the chalet market, catering to families and adult groups through the Esprit and Total brands.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-06-02 Occam DM

Radstock, United Kingdom

Provider of data management and data processing services to the charity and commercial sectors.

Sell -