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2 June 2015

Silver Lake leads $500m investment in Baidu-controlled travel website Qunar

aircraft plane US private equity firm Silver Lake Partners has led a $500m investment in Chinese travel website Qunar, which is controlled by the company's internet search giant Baidu.

11 March 2015

KSL sells Florida resort for $278m after four years

download (1) Travel and leisure investor KSL Capital Partners said that one of its affiliates has sold the James Royal Palm resort in Florida to Chesapeake Lodging Trust for $278m.

4 March 2015

CDPQ, Hermes get green light to pick up UK government’s Eurostar stake for £585m

download (5) The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure have agreed to buy a 40 per cent stake in high speed rail service Eurostar International from the UK government.

16 February 2015

EQT in final two for Germany’s Unister Travel

boston-airport-743005-m European buyout house EQT is reportedly among the last two standing in a ‘bumpy’ auction process for German online travel group Unister Travel, in a deal which could value the company at up to €900m.

23 January 2015

Buyout houses tipped as $1bn Orbitz travel auction winners

plane interior_lrg Private equity buyers are being tipped as the potential winners an auction for online travel agent Orbitz Worldwide which could reach $1bn.

11 December 2014

ECM picks up travel operator Leitner from Blankenburg family

beach-1392670-m Germany private equity investor ECM Equity Capital Management has bought all the shares of coach, aircraft and cruise ship operator Leitner.

5 December 2014

Lightspeed China Partners backs online travel business Lulutrip

traveller-921297-m Lightspeed China Partners has invested in Chinese outbound online travel agency Lulutrip through a Series A1 financing round.

20 November 2014

Buyout firms line up for Unister Travel deal months after manager tax fraud raids

plane aeroplane aviation sunset_sq Private equity firms including Hellman & Friedman and KKR have reportedly made initial bids for German online travel group Unister Travel several months after a tax fraud case stalled a potential sale.

13 November 2014

VC-backed social travel business Gogobot gets $20m Series C funding

travel Redpoint Ventures and Battery Ventures have re-upped in travel discovery website Gogobot as part of a $20m Series C financing round.

2 October 2014

Clessidra strikes back after ferry company owner claims firm ‘took him for a ride’ $

storm-in-the-sea-1152146-m Private equity firm Clessidra Capital Partners has refuted damning claims of mismanagement aired by the owner of an Italian ferry operator in adverts in the international media.

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