Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Two exciting deals in the Travel industry and 8 Industries available

We recently sent our monthly monitoring of listed companies to our subscribers, which now includes a few main news related to the industries. For Travel for instance:

Tours & Packages market is ready for growth
TripAdvisor acquired Viator for US$200m early July; that's 18 months after their partnerships for TripAdvisor to distribute Viator products. 
Viator is 20 years old (1995), based in SF, and raised around $11m incl from Carlyle. Focus was US, UK and Australia; with 20,000 activities in 1,000 destinations in 160 countries 8m MAU and more than 1m total downloads of mobile Apps; 3,000 affiliates incl 17 OTA, 18 Hotels brands, 33 airlines; 700,000 email addresses; 80% bookable with 24h, 90% within 48h; 250 employees Other actors in the tours/packages area are GetYourGuide which raised $20m, Peek which raised $7m, and Flocations (disclaimer: I'm a founder of this one ;)
more on http://www.tnooz.com/article/viator-gets-acquired/

China's travel market is still wide open
Global leader Priceline will invest $500m in cTrip and the companies will access each others inventories.
more on http://www.tnooz.com/article/Priceline-to-invest-usd-500-million-in-Ctrip/

We also added F&B (Food & Beverages) monitoring too, which brings us to 8 industries:
Social Media
Mobile Advertising
Global200bn (Companies with a valuation of more than $200bn)

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