Verdant Leisure

Established in 2010, Verdant Leisure is a leading high quality holiday park group which, at the time of the TDC investment, had four well-invested freehold-backed holiday parks.

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  • Date: Apr 16
  • Industry: Holiday lettings
  • Location: North West
  • Type: LBO
  • Revenue: £30m
  • Fund: Fund I

Funding solution

TDC initially invested £8.0m second lien debt; supporting the MBO by Palatine Private Equity, which acquired the business from RJD Private Equity in a secondary deal. An additional £2m accordion was provided and utilised over the period to support the acquisition of additional sites.

TDC value add

During TDC’s c.3.5 year investment period, a ‘buy-and-build’ strategy was executed, with the group acquiring a further five parks funded via cash, CYB and TDC debt. The acquisitions, along with the original parks, built a strong freehold asset base valued at c.£80m and a Group EBITDA of £7.5m. During its time with TDC, Verdant Leisure expanded from four parks with a value of £48m to nine parks and over £80m of value.

We couldn’t have done it without your support during the early days of Palatine and for that I will always be grateful.

Chief Executive, Graham Hodgson

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