Blackstone is able to guide into Butlin’s | Enterprise

The world’s largest private equity firm is in talks to acquire a controlling stake in the amusement company behind Butlins Holiday Parks, which will value the deal at around £ 3 billion, The Times has learned.

Blackstone is believed to have exclusive discussions with Bourne Leisure, which also operates Warner Leisure Hotels and Haven, the tour operator. The unremarkable Cook, Allen, and Harris families who own the company will retain a significant stake after the sale.

Other parties reportedly interested in Bourne include Cove Communities, an American holiday park company, and Clayton Dubilier & Rice, the New York-based private equity firm.

Bourne is the UK’s largest leisure company. It employs 14,000 people in the peak season and attracts more than four

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