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BTN wrote about dozens of mergers and acquisitions in 2019. Each deal below has closed except Sabre's acquisition of Farelogix.
Air TransportationIAG acquired Air EuropaQatar took a stake in China SouthernDelta acquired a stake in Korean AirDelta Private Jets merged with Wheels UpVista Global acquired JetSmarterDelta acquired a stake in LatamOnex acquired WestJet
LodgingAccor, InterContinental Hotels Group, Hilton and Marriott International acquired stakes in Groups360Generator acquired Freehand HotelsAimbridge Hospitality and Interstate Hotels & Resorts mergedHRS acquired ConichiHRS fully acquired The Lido GroupAirbnb acquired UrbandoorBest Western acquired WorldHotelsInterContinental Hotels Group acquired Six SensesCreative Lodging Solutions and CLC Lodging merged
Travel Management CompaniesFlight Centre acquired Casto Travel Flight Centre acquired 3MundiBCD Travel took a majority ownership share in Hitachi Travel BureauBCD Travel acquired Adelman TravelFlight Centre acquired a 25 percent stake in UpsideFrosch acquired TCG ConsultingClarity acquired Ian Allan TravelAmerican Express Global Business Travel acquired DER Business TravelWings Travel Management acquired Associated Travel's corporate and energy sector divisionsConnex Travel and Rennies Travel mergedReed & Mackay acquired Concierge Travel GroupReed & Mackay acquired Business Travel Direct
Meetings & EventsTravel Leaders acquired YESAirbnb acquired GaestSpacebase acquired OkandaSpacebase acquired EventsofaCvent acquired DoubleDutch
Payment & ExpenseCertify and Chrome River mergedCertify and Chrome River acquired EmbursePCI acquired Left Turn Consulting
TechnologyFlight Centre fully acquired SamARC took an equity stake in TraxoEnterprise acquired DeemARC took an equity stake in Blockskye
DistributionSabre acquired RadixxSabre's acquisition of Farelogix was blocked by the U.S. Department of Justice. Sabre and DOJ are in court.
Ground TransportationUber acquired Careem
MediaBTN parent company Northstar Travel Group acquired Buying Business Travel
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To learn more about some of the individuals involved in these acquisitions and their strategies, check out BTN's 2019 25 Most Influential.
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