GetYourGuide (getyourguide.co.uk) has raised a large growth round from KKR. This is the latest example of Europe's great track record in online travel. How much of this success can be traced back to Priceline's acquisition of Active Hotels and Booking.com over 10 years ago? These became two of the most successful acquisitions ever.
KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced that it is leading a $50 million growth equity investment in Berlin-based GetYourGuide, the leading independent online marketplace for discovering and booking travel activities worldwide. The company’s existing investors, Spark Capital, Highland Capital Partners and Sunstone Capital as well as new investor Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) will join KKR in its round of financing. Going forward, KKR will support GetYourGuide’s global expansion by providing primary capital, operational resources and access to its global network.