Articles tagged “liberty tripadvisor”

This Newly Public $500 Million Company Is Set Up to Go Shopping for Travel Acquisitions

This Newly Public $500 Million Company Is Set Up to Go Shopping for Travel Acquisitions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Greg O'Hara and Noam Gottesman will be shopping for a winner, but unlike early stage investors, they can hunt for a travel company with an extensive track record. In the midst of a global pandemic, this is not a done deal, but you can bet a deal will get done.

1 week ago

Tripadvisor’s Controlling Shareholder Gets $325 Million Investment From Certares

Tripadvisor’s Controlling Shareholder Gets $325 Million Investment From Certares

Dennis Schaal, Skift

This deal between Liberty Tripadvisor and Certares Management ensures that Tripadvisor won't be shedding its controlling shareholder anytime soon. With Liberty Tripadvisor paying off debt, it will now be charged with ensuring that its namesake Tripadvisor has a viable future, as well, once the coronavirus crisis passes.

5 months ago

What’s Wrong at Tripadvisor?

What’s Wrong at Tripadvisor?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Question: At Tripadvisor, as a controlled company, what mechanisms did minority shareholders have to pressure Chairman Greg Maffei to make dramatic changes? Answer: Relatively few.

6 months ago

TripAdvisor Sees Stock Gains After Adding a Venture Capital Exec to Its Board

TripAdvisor Sees Stock Gains After Adding a Venture Capital Exec to Its Board

Joshua Fineman and Brad Olesen, Bloomberg

TripAdvisor will report earnings on February 14. Will its numbers be a valentine to investors? If not, perhaps the company should break up its relationship with the public markets. A move to private ownership could let it retool without fretting about quarterly targets.

3 years ago

TripAdvisor Is a Smart Acquisition for Someone Right Now

TripAdvisor Is a Smart Acquisition for Someone Right Now

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Buying TripAdvisor would be a very large -- albeit relatively cheap -- acquisition given its current stock price. One very significant impediment, especially for Priceline, is the fact that Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, which has historic ties to Barry Diller's Expedia, controls TripAdvisor. Still, for the right price, Liberty would have to consider a sale of its prized asset as TripAdvisor goes through a very challenging and prolonged transition.

4 years ago