THE MCLEAN GROUP COMPLETES TWO TRAVEL & HOSPITALITY M&A DEALS

  • The Mclean Group
  • 05.29.08
The McLean Group, LLC announced today that it represented two
travel & hospitality companies in M&A advisory transactions, resulting in three industry deals within the past three months.

The two newly announced transactions include:The sale of selected assets of San Diego-based RFP Express, Inc. to a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dallas, Texas-based Lanyon, Inc. Lanyon is a leading provider of RFP and content management technology solutions to the travel & hospitality industry. RFP Express is a leading provider of RFP processing services to hotel chains, groups,corporations, travel management companies and independent hotels.
Todd E. Tyler, President and CEO of Lanyon, said “The acquisition of RFP
Express assets enables Lanyon to become the preeminent market leader in RFP
services to the hotel- and corporate-travel communities.”
Zim Putney, Chairman of RFP Express said, “The combination of both
companies’ people, clients and products make a great deal of sense and we are
very pleased with the outcome.”
Gary Rectenwald, CEO of RFP Express said, “This is a merger of products and
support services for two established industry leaders in the corporate and hotel
market segments of the global hospitality industry.”
The management buy-out (MBO) of Cwmbran, Wales-based Comtec (Europe) led by RJD
Partners, a United Kingdom private equity group. Working with its UK-based partner,
Clearwater Corporate Finance, The McLean Group provided its extensive industry
investment banking deal experience and expertise. Comtec is a market-leading provider of technology solutions to the travel industry, supplying software capable of managing front-, mid- and back-office functions.
The McLean Group’s travel & hospitality Managing Director, John Rovani, said, “We are
pleased for both RFP Express and Comtec (Europe). We believe that our industry contacts, transaction experience and regimented process uniquely enable us to find the best opportunities
for our clients.”


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