Lead Forensics


Forest Holidays: Partnership expands footprint

Management buyout and continued backing supporting sustainable growth during five-year partnership.

Forest Holidays owns and operates secluded eco-cabins and treehouses on ten sites across Britain’s National Forests

Deal type
Exit date

December 2017

  • Reinvested
Re-investment date

December 2017

Forest Holidays owns and operates secluded eco-cabins and treehouses on sites across Britain’s National Forests, with a focus on sustainability and full integration with the environment.

In September 2012 LDC completed a significant investment to support a management buyout and the roll-out of new Forest Holidays sites. This was followed a year later with follow-on funding to support the management team’s new site expansion in Hampshire. The company grew strongly following the initial investment.

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Forest Holidays’ strategy and vision has enabled the Company to grow to 571 cabins in nine stunning locations across the UK. I would like to thank LDC for their faith in investing in the Company in 2012 and for being a very supportive partner over the last five years.”
Bruce McKendrick, CEO
Forest Holidays

Growth recognition

In December 2017 Phoenix Equity Partners acquired a controlling stake in Forest Holidays with the Forestry Commission, LDC, and the management team each retained significant minority stakes.


Social Responsibility Management Team of the Year

Forest Holidays – Midlands BVCA Management Team Awards