Macfarlanes advises management team of Bourne Leisure on sale to Blackstone

04 March 2021

Macfarlanes has advised the management team of premier UK holiday company Bourne Leisure in connection with its sale to Blackstone.

Bourne Leisure, which operates through its three brands, Haven, Butlin’s and Warner Leisure Hotels, employs over 16,000 team members, hosting 25,000 holiday-home owners and attracting 4.5m guests to 56 sites across the UK every year.  Bourne Leisure’s founding families will continue to hold a significant minority share in the business following the sale and the company’s existing management team will remain in place.   

The Macfarlanes team for this matter was led by corporate and M&A partner Jessica Adam with assistance from solicitor Olivia Seeley. Tax advice was provided by partner Peter Abbott alongside solicitor William Inchbald.