Vintory Orchestrates a Win-Win-Win Deal

Two vacation rental property management companies merge to establish a new Casago market.



MARYLAND, USA – NOV 3, 2020 – The Vintory Mergers and Acquisitions team, a team of negotiation and financial analysis experts focused exclusively on the vacation rental industry, just assisted Casago to close two acquisitions in Snowshoe, West Virginia. The acquisition and then merger of Snowshoe Properties Management and represent Casago’s expansion into a new market and blends together two local businesses that will maintain community ties along with local expertise.

“This is an exciting deal for us, as we were able to meet the needs of both of our sellers while providing a new opportunity and strong financial return for our clients and their investors,” said Dylan Burgess, Mergers and Acquisitions Consultant, Vintory. “This is an excellent example of understanding our clients’ strengths to identify new growth opportunities that compound their success for all parties involved.” 

As a result of the transaction, Casago will now manage over 140 properties in Snowshoe, West Virginia, merging together two companies that are well known for their trusted relationships within the community and exceptional guest hospitality. The transaction is a win-win-win for each organization as both Snowshoe Properties Management and also achieved the exit strategies they hoped for. Kip Darling of will continue to oversee the newly merged Casago operation. Joining Casago allows him to scale the business as well as leverage Casago’s technology, while maintaining important community partnerships with guests, owners, employees, and contractors that have made both of these businesses successful.

“We are thankful that Vintory identified this exciting new market for Casago to expand our franchise opportunities,” said Steve Schwab, Founder and CEO of Casago. “Our business is differentiated in the vacation rental industry by providing the tools and expertise to support strong local heroes like Kip, that enable decisions to be made at the local level that highlight for our guests what makes each of our travel destinations unique.” 

With this acquisition, Vintory was able to engineer a simultaneous closing that accomplished the goals of both buyers and the sellers. Each seller had their own motivation for selling. Vintory was able to provide one seller with an exit strategy that allowed them a path for retirement, while providing the other seller an opportunity to maintain equity in their business and align themselves with a company that will help them navigate as the vacation rental marketplace continues to evolve. 

Casago, in partnership with Kip and the local team, have begun integrating the businesses by taking high quality photos, 360° tours, optimizing pricing, creating consistency in protocols for COVID, and supporting guest services and reservations staffing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ahead of this winter season. Laura Santmyer of Snowshoe Properties Management LLC is remaining on to ensure a successful transition. While Casago continues to grow organically in its existing markets, this opportunity allowed the business to leverage its existing infrastructure to compound profitability as well as diversify its portfolio into a new ski market in the MidAtlantic market from its core business in the Southwest and Mexico.

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About Vintory M&A Consulting Solutions

The Vintory M&A team are experts in deal negotiations and financial analysis in the vacation rental industry. Vintory offers confidential consulting services to buyers looking to grow their business and helps to identify growth opportunities they may not have thought about or had access to. Vintory helps sellers achieve the exit strategy they are looking for with a buyer that is best positioned for a successful transition. Vintory works directly with their buyers and sellers on valuations, outreach, timing, contracting, identifying risks and more, from inception to closing.

About Casago 

Headquartered in Scottsdale Arizona, and Operating under a their ORANGE credo of  being Owner-centric, treating Renters as personal guests, Anticipating the needs of owners and guests, Nurturing relationships, Guiding each other, and performing all jobs with Excellence; Casago has become a premier vacation rental organization offering travelers rentals in some of the most popular vacation destinations in the US and Mexico.


Author: Brooke Pfautz

Brooke is the CEO and Founder of Vintory and is well known in the Vacation Rental industry as the authority when it comes to growing Vacation Rental inventory. You'll find Brooke at his home office, on the latest Vacation Rental webinar or podcast, or at industry events across the States.

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