TheFork’s Acquisition of Restorando


Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, Basham, Ringe y Correa, Estudio Olaechea, Brigard Urrutia, Guyer & Regules, Claro & Cia., Demarest,Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian and Estudio Garrido advised on the deal

TheFork, a TripAdvisor® company, has reinforced its presence in Latin America with the acquisition of Restorando, a leading online restaurant reservations platform in Latin America, used by more than 4.5 million people every year. Through the acquisition, the company incorporates an additional 3,500 bookable restaurants across eight countries: Argentina, México, Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay, Panama, Chile and Peru. TheFork, which already operates in Brazil as TheFork.com.br, will be available now in 18 new cities, consolidating its leadership in Brazil and South America.

TheFork, acquired by TripAdvisor in May 2014, has solidified its position as a European leader in online restaurant reservations through strategic acquisitions and organic growth during the last five years. In addition, TheFork also operate in Australia. With this acquisition, the company continues its international expansion and to strengthen its worldwide footprint across Europe, Oceania and Latin America with more than 60,000 restaurants across 18 global markets.

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With over 730 million reviews and opinions covering the world’s largest selection of travel listings worldwide – covering approximately 8.1 million accommodations, airlines, experiences, and restaurants – TripAdvisor provides travelers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat.

In Argentina, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal advised TripAdvisor LLC with Pablo Artagaveytia (Picture), Diego Krischcautzky and Lorena Aimo.

In Mexico, Basham, Ringe y Correa advised TripAdvisor LLC with Carlos Velázquez de León Obregón, Rodrigo Gardner Borboa and Alfonso González-Paullada Guerrero.

In Perù, Estudio Olaechea advised TripAdvisor LLC with José Antonio Honda Kurokawa, Joanna Dawson and Andrea Castro-Mendivil.

In Colombia, Brigard Urrutia advised TripAdvisor LLC with Verónica Umaña, Nicolás Cardona and Catalina Manga.

In Uruguay, Guyer & Regules advised TripAdvisor LLC with Diego Baldomir, Guzmán Rodríguez and José María Nicola.

In Chile, Claro & Cia. advised TripAdvisor LLC with José Luis Ambrosy and Andrés Del Sante.

In Brazil, Demarest advised TripAdvisor LLC with Lucas Tavares Bueno, Claudio de Oliveira Mattos, Tatiana Campello, Renato Canizares, Alessandra Pereira, Eduardo Terashima, Camila Smith, Leticia Hailer, Vanessa Ferro, Renato Dale and Caio Pazinato.

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian advised Restorando Inc. and the funders Franco Silvetti, Rodolfo Francisco Martín Bujaldón with Brian Hutchings. Asociados Cindy Douthwaite and Christel Moreno.

In Argentina, Estudio Garrido advised Restorando Inc. and the funders Franco Silvetti, Rodolfo Francisco Martín Bujaldón with Gustavo Garrido, Patricia Maccaferri, María Marta Cancio, Francisco Ruiz Guiñazú and Guillermo Ferrín.

Involved fees earner: Rodrigo Gardner Borboa – Basham, Ringe y Correa; Carlos Velázquez de León – Basham, Ringe y Correa; Nicolás Cardona Baquero – Brigard & Urrutia; Catalina Manga Congote – Brigard & Urrutia; Verónica Umaña Obregón – Brigard & Urrutia; José Luis Ambrosy – Claro y Cia; Andrés Del Sante – Claro y Cia; Tatiana Campello – Demarest; Renato Canizares – Demarest; Claudio de Oliveira Mattos – Demarest; Vanessa Ferro – Demarest; Alessandra Helena Garcia Albergaria Pereira – Demarest; Camila Ornellas Smith de Vasconcellos – Demarest; Lucas Tavares Bueno – Demarest; Eduardo Ono Terashima – Demarest; María Marta Cancio – Estudio Garrido; Guillermo Ferrín – Estudio Garrido; Gustavo Garrido – Estudio Garrido; Patricia Maccaferri – Estudio Garrido; Francisco Ruiz Guiñazú – Estudio Garrido; Joanna Dawson – Estudio Olaechea; José Antonio Honda – Estudio Olaechea; Cynthia Douthwaite – Gunderson Dettmer; Brian Hutchings – Gunderson Dettmer; Christel Moreno – Gunderson Dettmer; Diego Baldomir – Guyer & Regules; José María Nicola – Guyer & Regules; Guzmán Rodríguez Carrau – Guyer & Regules; Lorena Aimo – Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal; Pablo Artagaveytia – Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal; Diego Krischcautzky – Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal;

Law Firms: Basham, Ringe y Correa; Brigard & Urrutia; Claro y Cia; Demarest; Estudio Garrido; Estudio Olaechea; Gunderson Dettmer; Guyer & Regules; Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal;

Clients: Restorando S.A.; TripAdvisor LLC;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti.