Red Label Vacations

Red Label Vacations in its acquisition by H.I.S. Group


Red Label Holdings Inc. (Red Label Vacations)




Mergers and Acquisitions

Date Closed


Hospitality and Leisure

Lead Office


On January 8, 2019, Red Label Vacations and certain of its affiliates entered into an agreement with H.I.S. Group., pursuant to which H.I.S. has agreed to acquire Red Label Vacations. Under the terms of the agreement, Red Label Vacations will continue to operate as an independent, wholly-owned subsidiary of H.I.S. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2019 and supports H.I.S.’s expansion plans in North America.

Red Label Vacations, based in Mississauga, Canada, owns and operates a web portal which offers online travel agency services. Red Label Vacations operates, the Travel Experts and TravelBrands.

H.I.S. Group is a leading travel agency based in Tokyo, Japan, with branches throughout the world.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP represented Red Label Vacations and it’s selling shareholder, with a team led by James Brown that included Charlie Zilvytis (Corporate), Dov Begun and Christopher Sheridan (Tax), and Shuli Rodal (Competition/Regulatory).

James R. Brown | Mining lawyer

James R. Brown

Partner, Corporate

Charlie Zilvytis

Charlie Zilvytis

Associate, Corporate

Dov  Begun

Dov Begun

Partner, Taxation

Christopher Sheridan

Christopher Sheridan

Associate, Taxation

Shuli Rodal - Competition Lawyer

Shuli Rodal

Partner, Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment