Travel & Leisure - Mergers and Acquisitions

While Canada’s hospitality and leisure industry is undergoing change as a result of the pandemic, it remains a significant contributor to the Canadian economy. Companies with a growth mindset in this sector continue to explore M&A opportunities knowing that while some may be struggling, there are still solid companies that may be looking for an exit.

Depending on the nature of the deal, transactions in this sector can be complicated. Companies also need to consider the overall impact to their customer base.

How we can help

Whether you are an existing player in the industry or are looking to enter the Travel and Leisure sector, Osler’s M&A Group can help you capitalize on opportunities and mitigate risks. Our integrated team works with owners, franchisors, private equity investors, pension funds, real estate developers, asset managers, lenders and industry associations to ensure that you can grow and adapt through acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures.

With more evolution and consolidation on the sector’s horizon, it’s important to work with a firm that understands the industry’s challenges and opportunities. Our team can help your business develop an M&A strategy, so your organization can continue to grow into the future.

Recent experience

Red Label Vacations

Red Label Vacations in its acquisition by H.I.S. Group. 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 supports H.I.S.’s expansion plans in North America.

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Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.

Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. in its $1.4 billion acquisition by Vail Resorts.  Vail Resorts acquired 100 percent of the stock of Whistler Blackcomb, whose shareholders received C$17.50 per share in cash and 0.0998 shares of Vail Resorts common stock.

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Luxury Retreats International Inc.

Luxury Retreats International Inc. in its acquisition by Airbnb Inc.  On February 15, 2017, Airbnb Inc. completed its acquisition of Luxury Retreats International Inc., marking its largest acquisition to date. The transaction, a purchase of both cash and stock, will increase Airbnb's breadth of high-end vacation offerings.

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