We are pleased to announce that The Club Company has been acquired by leading private equity group Epiris LLP.
This follows four successful years with Lone Star Funds, during which the company has acquired three new clubs (Wharton Park, Woodbury Park and Witney Lakes Resort) as well as investing significantly in our other country clubs.
Epiris is a leading private equity firm which works with strong management teams to invest in and grow UK-based companies. It has a strong track record and has helped a number of leading leisure businesses to grow over the past ten years, including Parkdean Resorts, Hollywood Bowl and TGI Fridays. We are incredibly pleased to be joining the Epiris portfolio and to have the opportunity to grow The Club Company even further.
Commenting on the sale, Thierry Delsol, Chief Executive Officer of The Club Company, said:
“In Epiris we are thrilled to have found an ambitious and experienced partner which shares both our vision for the future of the business and our passion for high operating standards. Their support and insight means that we can move ahead with our growth plans with confidence.
I would like to thank Lone Star Funds, who have been a very supportive partner over the last 4 years. I welcome the opportunity to work with Steve Burns, who has been appointed Non-Exe cutive Chairman and would like to express my sincere thanks to Paul Sellars who has been The Club Company Chairman for many years. It has been a pleasure working with Paul and I wish him all the very best.”
We are really excited about this new chapter for The Club Company, and the opportunity for further growth.