Shoosmiths advises Park Holidays on acquisition Broadland Sands Holiday Park

Shoosmiths advises Park Holidays on acquisition Broadland Sands Holiday Park


Author: Kara Shadbolt

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Park Holidays UK Limited on the acquisition of Broadland Sands Holiday Park and the simultaneous disposal of Riviera Bay and Landscove Holiday Parks.

Emma Gibson

Park Holidays are the largest operator of parks in the south of England with 24 parks stretching from Devon in the west to Suffolk in the east. They will continue to run Riviera Bay and Landscove Holiday Parks.

The Shoosmiths team advised on all aspects of the deal including providing corporate, real estate, banking and tax advice. Shoosmiths corporate partner Emma Gibson alongside corporate associate Gareth Davies led the advisory team and were assisted by solicitor Rob Pook and paralegal James Grinstead. Partner Lisa Williams, associate Teresa Chong and solicitor Siobhan Doherty advised on real estate matters, while banking and tax advice was provided by partner, Kate Featherstone, and solicitor Victoria Sham. Partner Paula Rome provided advice on all employment aspects of the deal.

Shoosmiths' corporate partner, Emma Gibson, said: 'The cross-office multi discipline team enjoyed working with Park Holidays on this complex deal, involving specialists at our Thames Valley, Birmingham, Reading and Milton Keynes offices, under tight time restrictions. The acquisition of Broadland Sands in particular is a strategic and important addition to the company's park portfolio. We wish Park Holidays every success going forward.'

Shoosmiths' corporate team has advised public and private companies, management teams, investors and debt providers right through the business life cycle. Shoosmiths works with businesses from start up and first round finance through to mergers and acquisitions, MBO and MBI transactions, development funding and on exits, by way of sale, listing or private equity investment.