>>Technopark-headquarteredÂ IBS Software Services acquired Atlanta-based Hotel Booking Solutions (HBSi) through a multi-million dollar deal. Â HBSi is a travel technology and services firm that provides distribution services to leading hotel companies and travel suppliers by linking their computer reservation systems to distribution channels for instant transmission of room availability, rates, inventory and reservation confirmations.
V.K. Mathews, executive chairman, IBS Group, said strategic acquisition of companies in the industry they operate in is a deliberate growth strategy. “We will continue to be on the lookout for more inorganic growth opportunities to gain competitive advantage and enhance industry position,” Mathews said. In its 15-year history, IBS has made six strategic acquisitions – one in India, two in Europe and three in the USA, expanding its solution portfolio to cover travel, hospitality and aircraft engineering areas. IBS is a leading global provider of new generation IT solutions to the travel, transportation and logistics industries and operates from 10 global business centres in the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East and Africa.