A pair of buyout corporations have joined forces within the £1.6bn race to purchase Parkdean Resorts, Britain’s greatest operator of vacation parks.
Sky News understands that PAI Partners and actual property funds managed by TPG are engaged on a joint provide for Parkdean, which has been among the many beneficiaries of Britain’s staycations increase.
It was unclear on Thursday which different bidders remained in rivalry to purchase the enterprise, which is owned by Canada’s Onex Corporation.
Apollo Global Management, which emerged as a contender to purchase Parkdean a number of weeks in the past, is alleged to have dropped out of the method.
Onex purchased Parkdean in late 2016 for £1.3bn, and has seen its greater than 60 parks working at near-full capability this 12 months, in line with insiders.
The sector as an entire is benefiting from a post-COVID bounceback in gross sales, prompting a string of company takeovers within the sector.
Morgan Stanley is operating the sale course of.
During the final 12 months, Park Holidays has been purchased by Sun Communities of the US for practically £1bn, whereas CVC Capital Partners snapped up rival Away Resorts.
Sun Communities additionally purchased Park Leisure, a smaller operator, in a deal price about £180m, whereas Butlin’s is now additionally in the marketplace and attracting curiosity from personal fairness corporations together with TDR Capital and Epiris.
PAI, TPG and Parkdean all declined to remark.