LDC has been the perfect partner for us over the past four years, providing not only the capital to expand but also the operational and strategic support to help us scale the business. They understood our vision from the start and backed the team to deliver it. We’re delighted they’re continuing to support our growth plans.”Carl Castledine, CEO
“Bringing Bregal Freshstream on board takes us on the next stage of our journey in support of our long-term vision to become a £1 billion operator with a broad portfolio of well-invested, market-leading UK holiday resorts.”
Richard Whitwell, Head of Midlands at LDC, said: “We backed Carl and the team to realise a bold vision for the group back in 2015 based on significant investment in, and expansion of its portfolio. The success of the business is testament to their passion, drive and commitment and we’re proud to have played our part in enabling their success.”
He added: “With demand for British holidays increasing, Away Resorts is ideally placed to continue growing its position in the market, with a highly capable management team, a distinct proposition, a portfolio of prime sites and significant capital backing from LDC and Bregal Freshstream.”
Commenting on the investment, Giles Marshall, Director at Bregal Freshstream said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Away Resorts team on the next stage of their journey. Since founding the business in 2008, Away Resorts has developed into a highly regarded and innovative holiday operator, well positioned to capitalise on the strong momentum they have generated at the cutting edge of the industry. We are very excited to be working with Carl and the rest of the team to further accelerate the growth of the business.”
LDC was advised by Gowling WLG, Freeths LLP, DC Advisory, PWC and CIL.
Bregal Freshstream was advised by Deloitte Corporate Finance, Clearwater and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.