Kirkland & Ellis advised Searchlight Capital in connection with an investment in the travel booking platform GetYourGuide.
GetYourGuide raised €114 million in the convertible note financing led by Searchlight Capital. The financing round was joined by a consortium of GetYourGuide’s existing investors, including SoftBank Vision Fund, KKR, Battery Ventures, Highland Europe, Spark Capital, Lakestar, Heartcore Capital and NGP Capital, as well as the company’s own founding team and others.
Searchlight Capital is a global private investment firm with over $8 billion in assets under management and offices in New York, London and Toronto. Founded in 2009, GetYourGuide is a booking platform for travel attractions, through which more than 45 million tours, activities, and attraction tickets have been booked so far. With 550 staff members, the company is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has offices in 14 countries around the world.
The Kirkland team was led by debt finance partners Neel Sachdev (London) and Attila Oldag (Munich) and supported by London transactional partner Tom Bartram and associate Syed Murshed and Munich transactional partner Dr Wolfram Prusko and associate Dr Sebastian Häfele.