Articles tagged “m and a”

Airlines

Former Thomas Cook Unit Condor Sold to Polish Airline Group

The deal secures Condor's immediate future. But can a small carrier group really hope to compete against the might of Lufthansa and low-cost carriers such as Ryanair?

Former Thomas Cook Unit Condor Sold to Polish Airline Group

Airlines

British Airways Owner IAG Makes Offer for Spanish Airline Air Europa

It's easier to understand IAG CEO Willie Walsh's sanguine tone on last week's earnings call given he clearly had this deal in the pipeline. If it goes through — and it's still a big if given the competition concerns — it will ease the pain of Delta's recent Latam deal.

British Airways Owner IAG Makes Offer for Spanish Airline Air Europa

Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Considers Buying a Stake in South African Airways

Ethiopian Airlines is a an African aviation success story. Would it really be a good idea to get involved with the struggling South African Airways?

Ethiopian Airlines Considers Buying a Stake in South African Airways

Business Travel

Debt, Egos and Bad Decisions: How Thomas Cook Failed to Adapt to a New Era of Travel

Thomas Cook's collapse was a disaster played out in slow motion. An ill-fated acquisition spree, a bloated retail footprint, and a commoditized product left it unable to deal with changes in consumer behavior and economic shocks.

Debt, Egos and Bad Decisions: How Thomas Cook Failed to Adapt to a New Era of Travel

Business Travel

Can Thomas Cook’s Surviving Brands Find New Homes?

Thomas Cook wasn't just a UK business: It had operations across Europe, some of which were pretty profitable. They're now in a race against time to secure their future and find new owners.

Can Thomas Cook’s Surviving Brands Find New Homes?

Tourism

Blackstone Looks at Buying Water-Park Operator Great Wolf

Great Wolf Resorts has had a few private equity owners in its recent history and another one clearly thinks there is more money to squeeze out of the business.

Blackstone Looks at Buying Water-Park Operator Great Wolf

Airlines

Japan Airlines Exploring Malaysia Airlines Investment

It sounds like talks are at a very early stage, and given Malaysia Airlines troubled history, we shouldn't necessarily expect a firm bid.

Japan Airlines Exploring Malaysia Airlines Investment

Airlines

Air France May Play a Part Rescuing Country’s No. 2 Airline

Slots are a valuable commodity, especially at busy airports like Orly. Aigle Azur's demise offers Air France an opportunity to increase its presence at Paris' second largest airport, but other airlines will likely be interested as well.

Air France May Play a Part Rescuing Country’s No. 2 Airline

Hotels

Cox & Kings Contemplates Sale of Meininger Hotels

Given Cox & Kings' well-publicized financial struggles, offloading the Meininger hybrid hotel/hostel chain makes sense. There will likely be plenty of interested parties.

Cox & Kings Contemplates Sale of Meininger Hotels

Hotels

Why Brexit Makes Premier Inn Owner Whitbread an Attractive Takeover Target

Unlike a lot of hotel companies, Whitbread has held onto its property portfolio. With Brexit making UK companies cheaper to buy, there'll be a few companies looking at it as a potential acquisition.

Why Brexit Makes Premier Inn Owner Whitbread an Attractive Takeover Target