Articles tagged “mergers”

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How Mergers and Acquisitions Are Accelerating Innovation in Travel

How Mergers and Acquisitions Are Accelerating Innovation in Travel

Cambon Partners + Skift

The travel industry has witnessed a number of successful mergers and acquisitions of major brands over the last few years. However, the deals that are truly driving innovation in the space are those that involve forward-thinking startups.

3 weeks ago

Latam Airlines May Have Finally Got Back Its Momentum

Latam Airlines May Have Finally Got Back Its Momentum

Eduardo Thomson, Bloomberg

This is good news for Latam but even better news for the region as it continues to deal with disappointment in Brazil and the complete failure of Venezuela.

2 months ago

Expedia Names a New Boss for Mergers and Acquisitions

Expedia Names a New Boss for Mergers and Acquisitions

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

LendingClub’s Regi Vengalil will take over corporate development. The role is a chance to shine. Expedia's current CFO and Priceline Group's current CEO previously held development roles.

7 months ago

Delta Increases Offer to Own Nearly Half of Aeromexico’s Shares as Peso Declines

Delta Increases Offer to Own Nearly Half of Aeromexico’s Shares as Peso Declines

Andrea Navarro and Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Delta is pursuing a joint venture strategy so it is improving its offer to Aeromexico as the Atlanta-based airline tries to take an ownership stake of around 49 percent. In that respect, the ownership piece would be similar to Delta's deal with Virgin Atlantic.

8 months ago

Airline Services Leaders Accelya and Mercator Announce Merger

Airline Services Leaders Accelya and Mercator Announce Merger

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Piece by piece, private equity firm Warburg Pincus is building Mercator into a rival to Sabre and Amadeus -- two travel technology providers that provide overlapping software and operational services to commercial airlines (and that recently went public after restructurings by buyout experts). Expect the Mercator merger with Accelya to spur an acquisition spree.

8 months ago

Analysis: Verdict on Priceline CEO’s Strategy Is Muddled by His Abrupt Ouster

Analysis: Verdict on Priceline CEO’s Strategy Is Muddled by His Abrupt Ouster

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Now-former Priceline Group CEO Darren Huston's decision to emphasize organic growth, his insistence that all properties sold on Booking.com be online bookable and instantly confirmable, and his strategy to keep Booking.com solely focused on the hotel business all set his tenure apart from those of his peers at Expedia. If you can set aside his apparently reckless behavior for a moment, it's a shame Huston won't be around to see his strategy through or to pivot, as required.

1 year ago

Hotel Owners Are the Most Important Players in the Marriott-Starwood Merger

Hotel Owners Are the Most Important Players in the Marriott-Starwood Merger

Alexandra E. Petri, Skift

With all the flurry of commotion that comes with Marriott's deal for Starwood is concern for hotel owners in marketplaces that may be overpopulated with brands and properties all flying under the same flag and competing for guest loyalty.

2 years ago

This Weekend Will Test American Air’s Technical Merger With US Airways

This Weekend Will Test American Air’s Technical Merger With US Airways

Mary Schlangenstein and Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

You know American's leadership has been saying "Let's not pull a Smisek" to the IT team for the last year. Let's hope it sunk in.

2 years ago

The Market Responds to Starwood and InterContinental Merger Report

The Market Responds to Starwood and InterContinental Merger Report

Michael Shanahan, Bloomberg

An IHG and Starwood merger would fill holes in each brand's collection, but a merger of this size would also create integration challenges that could give either brand some pause.

2 years ago

United Airlines’ Summer From Hell Has Been Years in the Making

United Airlines’ Summer From Hell Has Been Years in the Making

Justin Bachman and Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

A great stock price has to be seen as a fluke when passengers are abandoning the airline as fast as they can.

2 years ago

American Hires Nearly 2,000 Reservation Workers to Avoid Merger Complication Nightmare

American Hires Nearly 2,000 Reservation Workers to Avoid Merger Complication Nightmare

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

American officials have done a lot of studying and have a lot of experience in reservations' system migrations, often the toughest part in merging two airlines together. Let's hope they are capable students.

2 years ago

Kimpton CEO Vows to Keep Rewards Program Unique Despite IHG Integration

Kimpton CEO Vows to Keep Rewards Program Unique Despite IHG Integration

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Will Kimpton be able to retain its boutique brand DNA within InterContinental Hotels Group? CEO Mike DeFrino is trying to reassure the masses that it will but Kimpton and IHG are moving slower than a stuck elevator to provide some proof.

2 years ago