Expedia’s planned acquisition of HomeAway for $3.9 billion is the online booking site’s biggest purchase, and it follows years of developments at both companies that prepared them for the deal.

For those looking for a deep dive into the deal, the following are links to Skift’s dual interview of the CEOs, including the transcript; the merger agreement; a transcript of the November 4 Expedia-HomeAway conference call with financial analysts announcing the merger, and HomeAway’s communications with employees.

Skift stories about the Expedia-HomeAway deal and past coverage:

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