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Reed & Mackay

Reed & Mackay

May 2021
UK & Ireland, £100m - £500m

Liberty advises the management team of Reed & Mackay on its acquisition by TripActions Inc

TripActions Inc, the fastest-growing business travel and spend management platform, has acquired Reed & Mackay, a high-end travel and meetings and events business with global clientele and market reach.

Reed & Mackay will retain its premium brand, experienced employees, and high-touch tailored service for clients across more than 50 markets. Together, the group will partner to deliver an unsurpassable corporate travel and spend management solution for any company of any size around the globe.

The combined group will manage $5B in travel budget and serve more than 5,000 customers around the world, including leading companies such as Lyft, Nilfisk, Zoom, Lennar, and Springer Nature.

The deal follows a nearly five-year partnership with Inflexion which saw the business grow strongly and adapt to the pandemic trading situation.  Inflexion invested in Reed & Mackay in 2016 and supported its UK and international growth both organically and through acquisitions in the UK, Germany, France, Australia and Chicago.

Liberty advised the management team of Reed & Mackay, led by Fred Stratford, on their incentive arrangements under the new ownership structure.

This is the second time we have worked with Mick and the Liberty Team. They are experts in their field, and can make the complex world of Management Advice seem effortless. A Class Act!

Fred Stratford
CEO of Reed & Mackay

Mick McDonagh
It is testament to the quality of the Reed & Mackay management team and business that they have successfully navigated their way through the impact of the pandemic on their clients and markets. We are delighted to have worked with Fred, Tracy, Matthew and Joe again on their exit having also advised them on the investment by Inflexion in 2016 and wish them well with the new partnership with TripActions Inc.

Michael McDonagh
+44 (0) 7715 705 000