Travel businesses are selling like hotcakes at the moment.
Whilst other parts of the consumer and leisure sector are looking decidedly sickly, travel has remained resilient and has been attracting frenzied investment interest as a result. We’ve already seen many high profile transactions complete in 2018, including Travel Counsellors, Love Holidays, Barrhead, Great Rail Journeys, Neilson Active Venture, Wyndhams and Classic Collection.
Conditions remain very favourable, with more in the pipeline and seemingly no let-up in appetite from investors.
With this backdrop, we’re delighted to announce we will be hosting a Mergers & Acquisitions Workshop at The ABTA Travel Convention in Seville on 9 October 2018.
The Workshop will focus on M&A trends in travel, and the key drivers behind the travel M&A market.
We’ll be sharing insights gained from advising on more than 20 transactions in the travel sector, including:
-why travel is attractive right now, and what investors are looking for;
-tips and advice on the process of executing a transaction;
-what can go wrong, and how to avoid the pitfalls;
-what it feels like to go through a transaction,
and much more.
The M&A Workshop will be jointly hosted by Travel Trade Consultancy and Grant Thornton and will be moderated by Ian Taylor, of Travel Weekly.
We’ll also be hearing from Craig Burton, MD of Ski Solutions and Richard Singer, CEO of Icelolly.com