Caravan rental platforms Yescapa and Goboony have merged. The French and Dutch firms, respectively, have been hoovering up the competition in recent years with Yescapa’s acquisition of SHAREaCAMPER, AreaVan and locationdecampingcardeparticulier.com and Goboony acquiring assets from Camptoo, which is active in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Belgium. The pair have been priming themselves for a domination of the European camper rental industry.
Described as a ‘multimillion Euro merger’ no actual figures were disclosed of the deal. The new paring has just closed a €7 million led by iXO Private Equity and existing shareholders, and says the next round is not far behind.
“As we unite our forces, we envision consolidating multiple companies in the motorhome rental industry, connecting several amazing brands and functionalities to one gateway in the coming years. This merger is a game-changer for anyone who enjoys outdoor holidays, as it will make it much easier to plan and book a hassle-free getaway all over Europe," says Mark de Vos, CEO of Goboony.
There will be a holding company to house the two firms, all four co-founders, Mark de Vos, Foppe Mijnlieff, Benoit Panel and Adrien Pinson will be joined by Sergio Branco who will serve as the CEO of the group.
“Being in close contact since 2018, the friendship between Yescapa and Goboony reinforces trust in this exciting journey together, built upon shared values as our solid foundation. With this transformative merger, we are thrilled to shape the future of outdoor tourism for unforgettable campervan adventures and increase by a lot the value provided to our community," says Benoit Panel, CEO of Yescapa