HomeAway Nabs U.K.-Based

HomeAway Inc., an operator of several vacation lodging rental Web sites, announced Tuesday that it has purchased, the United Kingdom's second-largest vacation rental online marketplace to HomeAway's Terms of the deal were not disclosed. HomeAway said will continue to operate as an independent brand from its offices in Ashtead, England. The purchase of represents HomeAway's fourth acquisition of a vacation rental marketplace in less than a year. The Austin, Texas-based company bought U.S.-based in November 2006, French-based in January and U.S.-based in May.