Hipcamp, a San Francisco, Calif.-based startup that offers campsites for booking, has acquired Cool Camping, an online travel agency in the UK, according to regulatory documents released during the Christmas break.
According to Skift, the private companies have declined to publicize deal terms.
Hipcamp, which a year ago quietly raised $57 million in a Series C funding round, has been seeking international expansion. The startup acquired Australia’s Youcamp in 2020. Youcamp now redirects to Hipcamp, which has ingested the listings.
Hipcamp has acquired all shares of Cool Camping’s parent company Tripadee from past investors. Jonathan Knight, who co-founded Cool Camping as a printed guidebook brand in 2006 and later made it a travel technology company, sold his shares to Hipcamp, filings showed.
This summer, Cool Camping added about 5,000 new places to pitch tents. The company benefited from a 2020 UK law that doubled to 56 days the length of time landowners can allow guests to pitch temporary campsites on their properties.