The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN) announced that it has successfully completed its previously announced plan to acquire the Momondo Group in a cash transaction whereby The Priceline Group acquired all outstanding shares of the Momondo Group for approximately $550 million.
The Momondo Group, which operates momondo, a leading European travel meta engine that offers flights, hotels and car rentals, and Cheapflights, a leading global flight comparison and travel deals publishing platform, will roll under The Priceline Group’s leading travel meta brand, KAYAK.
“Momondo and Cheapflights are premium brands that have garnered a loyal customer base throughout key markets in Europe, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome the Momondo Group team to The Priceline Group family,” said Glenn Fogel, President & CEO of the Group.
“Adding momondo and Cheapflights to KAYAK’s portfolio of brands helps further our mission of providing the world’s favorite travel planning tools. We’re eager to learn from each other to make each brand and business even better,” added Steve Hafner, CEO, KAYAK.
Headquartered in the UK and Copenhagen, with an office in Boston, the Momondo Group businesses will report into KAYAK CEO Steve Hafner.
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The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN) is the world leader in online travel and related services, provided to customers and partners in over 225 countries through six primary brands – Booking.com, priceline.com, KAYAK, agoda.com, Rentalcars.com, and OpenTable. The Priceline Group’s mission is to help people experience the world. For more information, visit pricelinegroup.com and follow us on Twitter @PricelineGroup.