Vacasa to Acquire Wyndham Vacation Rentals

by Jessica Montevago

Vacation rental management platform Vacasa will purchase Wyndham Vacation Rentals for approximately $162 million.

The deal will boost Vacasa's portfolio to more than 23,000 homes, spanning North America, Central and South America, Europe, and Africa. Vacasa expects to complete the full integration with Wyndham Vacation Rentals by fall 2020. 

Signature Wyndham Vacation Rentals regional and local brands under the new Vacasa umbrella will include Hatteras Realty, ResortQuest, ResortQuest Whistler, Smoky Mountains Property Management, Kaiser Realty, Corolla Classic Vacations, and Vacation Palm Springs.

"After conducting a rigorous strategic review process that generated strong interest from multiple parties, we are confident that Vacasa is the ideal buyer," said Michael D. Brown, president and CEO of Wyndham Destinations. "In the past decade, we grew our vacation rental business to prominent leadership in North America. We determined that selling Wyndham Vacation Rentals is the best option to return value to shareholders and enable the long-term growth of our company through vacation ownership and exchange. We remain so confident in the future of this business and the benefits of a long-term relationship with Vacasa, that we will have an equity interest in Vacasa after the sale."

Vacasa will finance the acquisition through a combination of cash and equity. The sale will be comprised of $45 million cash at closing, up to $30 million of Vacasa equity, and the remaining balance in either seller financing or cash at closing. 

The transaction is expected to close this fall.

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