Articles tagged “m and a”

British Airways Owner Still Thinking Over Norwegian Deal

British Airways Owner Still Thinking Over Norwegian Deal

Patrick Whyte, Skift

IAG is still willing to play the long game with Norwegian. If the price of fuel keeps rising, you'd imagine that the acquisition price would come down.

2 months ago

Lufthansa Still Has Its Eye on Alitalia

Lufthansa Still Has Its Eye on Alitalia

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Another steady update from Lufthansa. If and when further consolidation happens in Europe, we can expect the airline group to play a key role.

3 months ago

European Heat Wave to Singe Thomas Cook’s Profits

European Heat Wave to Singe Thomas Cook’s Profits

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The impact of the heat wave isn't as bad as some expected, but it has put a damper on what was turning out to be a good year.

3 months ago

Thomas Cook Shares Spike on Speculation It May Sell Its Airline

Thomas Cook Shares Spike on Speculation It May Sell Its Airline

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

We've been here before with Thomas Cook and its airline. It could do with the money of course, but the needs of its tour operator businesses complicate matters.

3 months ago

Norwegian CEO Warms Up to Potential Sale

Norwegian CEO Warms Up to Potential Sale

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Norwegian's CEO seems to be a lot more relaxed about the possibility of selling the company than he was just a few weeks ago. He may still think the airline can thrive independently but if the price is right we should expect a sale.

4 months ago

Norwegian Attracts Lufthansa’s Interest as Bidding War Looms

Norwegian Attracts Lufthansa’s Interest as Bidding War Looms

Christopher Jasper and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

The odds on Norwegian staying an independent company look very slim indeed. The big question then is: where will Norwegian end up? At the moment it's a two-horse race between Lufthansa and IAG.

4 months ago

Royal Caribbean Is Buying a $1 Billion Stake in Silversea to Boost Its Luxury Offerings

Royal Caribbean Is Buying a $1 Billion Stake in Silversea to Boost Its Luxury Offerings

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Buying Silversea will certainly improve Royal Caribbean's offering in the luxury and expedition sectors. Will it be happy as a majority shareholder, as it says now, or will it eventually want complete control?

4 months ago

Minor International Pays $225 Million to Boost Stake in Spain’s NH Hotels

Minor International Pays $225 Million to Boost Stake in Spain’s NH Hotels

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With Oceanwood (mostly) checking out and HNA looking to sell, it's all change at NH Hotels. Maybe this will kick off the consolidation in the hotel market that so many have predicted.

5 months ago

Why Ryanair Is Hungry for Acquisitions

Why Ryanair Is Hungry for Acquisitions

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ryanair is the great white shark of the airline world. It knows which airlines are bleeding cash and it is in the mood to feast.

5 months ago

Investors Speculate on Future of Whitbread’s Premier Inn Brand

Investors Speculate on Future of Whitbread’s Premier Inn Brand

Lisa Pham, Bloomberg

Is Premier Inn in play? We can't imagine any of the so-called big six hotel companies wanting a piece of such an asset-heavy operation, but others might well be interested.

5 months ago

Acquisition of Rail-Booking Site Loco2 Shows Sector’s Potential

Acquisition of Rail-Booking Site Loco2 Shows Sector’s Potential

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Europe may be criss-crossed by thousands of miles of rail track, but it has taken a long time to link each of the different countries. Train travelers who want to go between countries have not benefited from the single market approach that liberalized the aviation industry, and it has been left to startups like Loco2 to connect the different players.

1 year ago