GetYourGuide, the leading online marketplace for travel activities, announced a $50m financing round led by KKR. The company’s existing investors Spark Capital, Highland Capital Partners and Sunstone, as well as new investors such as Nokia Growth Partners, will join KKR in its investment.
GetYourGuide was founded 2009 in Switzerland and is now headquartered in Berlin. The company is managed by its co-founders, Johannes Reck and Tao Tao, and backed by industry veterans Kees Koolen (former CEO of booking.com) and Fritz Demopoulos (founder of Qunar.com) as well as leading venture capital firms Spark Capital and Highland Capital Partners.
Walder Wyss advised GetYourGuide on the transaction. The team was led by Florian Gunz Niedermann (Corporate/M&A, Partner) and further included Simon Kehl (Corporate/M&A, Managing Associate), Christian Lütolf (Corporate/M&A, Associate) and Maurus Winzap (Tax, Partner).