CUC International Inc. and HFS Incorporated, In the Matter of

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In the Matter of CUC International Inc. and HFS Incorporated
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Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

CUC International settled allegations that its proposed acquisition of HFS, Inc. would create a virtual monopoly in the worldwide market for full-service timeshare exchange services. CUC operates more than 20 membership-based consumer services companies, while HFS subsidiary, Resort Conduminiums International, is the world's largest provider of timeshare vacation exchanges.  Timeshare owners rely on exchange services to process exchanges. The consent order requires divestiture of CUC's interval timeshare business to Interval Acquisition Corporation, a new entrant. Should this divestiture not take place, the consent order requires CUC to divest either Interval or HFS' Resort Condominiums International.