Cendant Corp.

New York, New York
United States,

Cendant Corp. was a collection of business and consumer services companies. Cendant was formed in 1998 between the merger of Hospitality Franchise Systems and CUC International.

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Year ≤ '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 4 1 - 1 1 - 7
vol $3.5B $1.3B $322M $5.0B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 2 1 - - - 3 6
vol $565M $1.4B $4.3B $6.2B

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Largest Travelport Worldwide Ltd.
$4.3B (2006-08-23)

According to our data here at Mergr, Cendant has acquired 7 companies. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

Cendant’s largest acquisition to date was in 2001, when it acquired Galileo International for $2.9B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2006, when it sold Travelport Worldwide to The Blackstone Group for $4.3B. Cendant has acquired in 4 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (43%) and business services (15%).

When analyzing the consumer services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 108 consumer services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 11 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic consumer services acquirer over the past 3 years is AniCura, with 13 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the consumer services sector over the past 3 years is Antares Capital with 3 platform acquisitions.

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