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Eversheds Sutherland advises Phoenix Equity Partners in multi-million pound acquisition of Forest Holidays

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    22-12-2017

    Eversheds Sutherland advises Phoenix Equity Partners in multi-million pound acquisition of Forest Holidays

    Eversheds Sutherland has advised leading UK mid-market private equity firm Phoenix Equity Partners (Phoenix) on its acquisition of Forest Holidays Group Limited (Forest Holidays), owner and operator of secluded eco-cabins and treehouses on nine sites across Britain’s National Forests.

    Phoenix has acquired a controlling stake in Forest Holidays alongside existing shareholders LDC and The Forestry Commission.

    Phoenix will support the growth of Forest Holidays through further development of its existing sites and the opening of new eco-friendly holiday locations, continuing the Company’s strong growth, and offering numerous opportunities for further development.

    Following completion of the acquisition, The Forestry Commission, LDC and the management team will each retain significant minority stakes.

    The Eversheds Sutherland team was led by corporate Partner James Trevis, with support from Partners Chris Hastings (banking) and Ben Jones (tax), Principal Associates Colin Askew (tax), Sam Bhachu (real estate), Richard Kyle (corporate), Jane Maclean (real estate), Senior Associate Matthew Hanley (real estate) and Associates Owen Llewelyn (corporate), Alex McCarney (corporate), Preetika Parekh (banking) and Alex Smith (banking).

    James Trevis, said:

    “We are delighted to have supported Phoenix on an exciting transaction for the firm and in an exciting new stage in the development of Forest Holidays. We look forward to working with Phoenix again in the future.”

    David Burns, Managing Partner of Phoenix, said:

    “We are delighted to have completed our investment in Forest Holidays. The Eversheds Sutherland team, once again, provided us with excellent support across a broad range of complex legal areas. We are grateful for their advice and guidance along the way.”

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