June 12, 2018
Consumer / Retail / E-commerce / Leisure, Technology, Travel, Travel & Hospitality Technology
Mergers and Acquisitions
GCA Advises Vitruvian on Its Acquisition of Travel Counsellors
GCA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Vitruvian Partners on its acquisition of the global independent travel company Travel Counsellors from Equistone Partners Europe.
Founded in 1994, Travel Counsellors is a leading travel company delivering personal and bespoke travel services. From its global headquarters in the United Kingdom, the company operates a franchisee model with international operations in Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Australia and the UAE. The company’s proprietary technology platform enables each Travel Counsellor to run their business and deliver high levels of personal service to both its leisure and business customers.
Vitruvian Partners will continue to invest in and build on Travel Counsellors’ success by contributing its wide sector and technology experience to the company’s differentiated business model and culture. It has previously backed travel businesses Skyscanner, JacTravel and OAG, as well as several technology-enabled marketplaces including listed technology company Just Eat.