The Arrowpoint Advisory Consumer sector team has advised the management on a buy-out of TravelJigsaw Ltd. TravelJigsaw is an international online B2C car hire broker, delivering a multi-lingual online and call centre service to customers from over 20 countries, to over 75 destinations worldwide.
Arrowpoint Advisory has advised the management team in their buy-out of TravelJigsaw, raising funding from Livingbridge. The management team was advised by James Lever and Daniel Domberger of Arrowpoint Advisory's Consumer team.
TravelJigsaw is an international car hire broker, arranging car rentals for customers from over 20 countries, travelling to over 75 destinations worldwide.
The Company operates on-line through local-language websites, backed by a multi-lingual call centre based in Manchester. Established in 2004, it has grown rapidly to become the second-largest car rental broker in Europe.
The deal was originated by Arrowpoint Advisory and enables the management team significantly to enhance their ownership in the company. The Travel Jigsaw team, headed by CEO Greg Wills, is focused on ongoing organic growth in key international markets.
Daniel Domberger, Managing Director at Arrowpoint Advisory says: “TravelJigsaw proved highly attractive to a number of potential investors. The management team is exceptionally strong, and the growth record of the company highly impressive.”
“In a relatively short period of four years the Management team have built a European online market leader.” adds James Lever, Managing Director at Arrowpoint Advisory. “This represented a highly attractive investment opportunity and we were able to generate strong private equity interest in the Company and a great deal for the Management team.”
Shani Zindel, who led the investment for Livingbridge, commented: “The deal was introduced to us by Arrowpoint Advisory. This is one of the strongest management teams we have seen in the online travel sector.”
Greg Wills, CEO of TravelJigsaw said: “James and Daniel at Arrowpoint Advisory gave us direct and positive advice from the outset and then delivered pro-actively on all areas of the deal.”