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Acquisitions

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Acquisitions
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Business Combinations [Abstract]  
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Travel + Leisure. On January 5, 2021, the Company acquired the Travel + Leisure brand from Meredith Corporation for $100 million, of which the Company paid $35 million at closing and an additional $20 million during the second quarter of 2021. The remaining payments are to be completed by June 2024. This transaction was accounted for as an asset acquisition, with the full consideration allocated to the related trademark indefinite-lived intangible asset. The Company acquired the Travel + Leisure brand to accelerate its strategic plan to broaden its reach with the launch of new travel services, expand its membership travel business, and amplify the global visibility of its leisure travel products.

Alliance Reservations Network. On August 7, 2019, the Company acquired all of the equity of ARN. ARN provides private-label travel booking technology solutions. This acquisition was undertaken for the purpose of accelerating growth at Travel and Membership by increasing the offerings available to its members and affiliates. ARN was acquired for $102 million ($97 million net of cash acquired), subject to customary post-closing adjustments based on final valuation information and additional analysis. The fair value of purchase consideration was comprised of: (i) $70 million paid in cash, $11 million of which was paid during the third quarter of 2021; (ii) $24 million of Travel + Leisure Co. stock (721,450 shares at a weighted average price per share of $32.51); and (iii) $10 million of contingent consideration based on achieving certain financial and operational metrics.