Booking Holdings Inc.’s Acquisition of Venga


O’Melveny represented Booking Holdings Inc. on the deal

Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) has entered into an agreement to acquire Venga, a guest management platform for restaurants and other businesses.

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., Venga’s SaaS technology enables its clients to enhance and personalize the customer experience.

Following the acquisition, Venga will align closely with Booking Holdings’ brand OpenTable to further improve offerings for its 51,000+ restaurant partners.

The O’Melveny team representing Booking Holdings was led by Silicon Valley partner David Makarechian (Picture) and associate Chris Wheeler. O’Melveny counsel Tom Oslovar advised on intellectual property, partner Robert Fisher and counsel Billy Abbott advised on tax, senior counsel Warren Fox advised on executive compensation, and special counsel Scott Pink advised on privacy issues. The team also included associates Ying Li and Connor Maag.

Involved fees earner: Billy Abbott – O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Robert Fisher – O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Warren Fox – O’Melveny & Myers LLP; David Makarechian – O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Tom Oslovar – O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Scott Pink – O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Chris Wheeler – O’Melveny & Myers LLP;

Law Firms: O’Melveny & Myers LLP;

Clients: Booking Holdings Inc;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti