HOMAIR VACANCES : HOMAIR VACANCES CONTROLLING SHAREHOLDER HAS ENTERED INTO EXCLUSIVE DISCUSSIONS WITH THE CARLYLE GROUP
June 4th 2014,
Homair Vacances announces that its controlling shareholder Iliade, controlled by Montefiore Investment accompanied by Naxicap Partners, has entered into exclusive discussions to sell a majority controlling stake of Homair Vacances to The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG).
Alain Calmé, Chairman of the Managing Board of Homair Vacances, said: "We delivered a very successful and profitable growth under the ownership of Montefiore since 2006, and we believe Carlyle's support would facilitate our growth and value creation plans for the coming years.".
Homair Vacances is being advised on the transaction by Easton Corporate Finance for M&A, PwC for Finance, with DLA Piper acting as Legal adviser and Cabinet Cohen as Management adviser.
Further financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed.
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Homair Vacances: a specialist in outdoor holidays
The Homair Vacances group has been specialised in outdoor holidays for more than 20 years and is a key European player in the provision of outdoor accommodation. With two well-established brands (i.e. Homair Vacances and Al Fresco), approximately 8,500 mobiles-homes and 100,000 family customers, in 2013 the group reported revenue of €71 million.
About The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with approximately $199 billion of assets under management across 120 funds and 133 fund of funds vehicles as of March 31, 2014. Carlyle's purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,600 people in 38 offices across six continents.
About Montefiore Investment
Montefiore Investment is an independent private equity firm, with a focus on Service businesses in France. Montefiore actively supports portfolio companies in their growth strategies, and brings to bear its sector expertise to successfully implement new developments. Based in Paris and lead by three Managing Partners, Eric BISMUTH, Daniel ELALOUF and Jean-Marc ESPALIOUX, Montefiore Investment has 500 million euros of equity under management. Among its investments: B&B Hotels, Homair Vacances, Auto Escape, Demos or BVA.
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