Leisure Transactions 2011
Convers Sports Initiative (CSI)
Sports Holdings (Asia)
The acquisition of Portsmouth Football Club.
Guoco Group acquired a majority shareholding and took control of the Rank Group.
Acquisition of the former Walkabout Bar in Clapham.
Eclectic Clubs & Bars, backed by Avanti Capital
Acquisition of KuKui – including the brand name and 500-capacity site in Bournemouth. Leasehold acquisitions of Star Bowl in North Shields and Lakeside Superbowl in Bishop's Stortford. Acquisition of two health clubs operated by GL-14 in Manchester and Fairfield, Hertfordshire. Acquisition of Esporta's UK business of 55 health clubs and 159,000 members for a total consideration of up to £77.6 million. Acquisition of Esporta Property Holdings (EPH) – a portfolio of 17 freehold and leasehold racket clubs for £179 million.
British Land Company (BLC)
Wrexham Supporters' Trust (WST)
September Geoff Moss and Ian Roberts
Acquisition of Wrexham FC.
September LaSalle Investment Management
Acquisition of The Circus leisure complex in Manchester for £20.1 million.
Sale of the former Limelight Club on Shaftesbury Avenue, London, for £8.25 million.
November Luminar Leisure
Acquisition of a former Luminar site in Redditch.
Peter Marks, Alex Geffert and Joe Heanen
Ernst & Young, administrators of Luminar Leisure
Acquisition of Luminar Leisure and its 66 operating nightclubs for approximately £45 million. Acquisition of three sites at Stockwell and Wood Green in London and in Luton. Acquisition of SNO!zone Braehead, the operator of an indoor skiing and snowboarding venue and with it a new 25-year lease on the winter sports facility.
The Gym Group
Ice Factor International
December Capital and Regional
Note: Details of the transactions listed in the tables above are taken from information in the public domain and Christie + Co cannot warrant their accuracy.
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