A summary report of the Caravan & Holiday Park Industry by Williams Denton Accountants
28th March 2012
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Caravan & Holiday Park Industry - A Summary report of UK M&A Activity

This report was compiled ‘The Corporate Finance Network’ in conjunction with Williams Denton Accountants & Tax Advisors. 

The report covers the following key areas:

  • Sector Overview
  • Summary of M&A Activity in the Sector
  • Summary of Relevant Acquirers
  • Most Active Investors in the Sector
  • Attractive Acquisition Prospects in the Sector
  • Companies Currently for Sale in the Sector
  • Benchmarking Report

This report also contains a variety of information about the sector such as:

  • The UK holiday centres market is worth an estimated £364 million and growing (Mintel 2010).
  • The UK holiday parks industry generates £3.06 billion of tourism spending per annum. This represents 14% of Britain’s entire tourism economy.
  • In the UK there are approximately 4,000 holiday parks, 498,000 touring caravans, 112,000 motor homes and 335,000 caravan holiday homes (210,000 privately owned).
  • Holiday trips outside the UK fell 15% from 2008 (46 million) to 2009 (38 million); the largest drop in 25 years.
  • In the 3 years up to the beginning of 2010, the number of nights spent by tourists in catered holiday accommodation in the UK grew by a modest 1.3% to 313 million. The nights in self-catering accommodation grew 20% to 20.8 million.
  • The higher social groups (ABC1s) and people aged 55 and above are spending increasing amounts of money on domestic holidays whereas other demographic groups are fairly flat in their spends.

According to Corpfin Worldwide statistics, in the UK and Ireland from February 2007 to February 2012 there were 48 significant deals in the caravan and holiday park industry. You’ll need to get your hands on the full report to obtain further details.

The Full 31 page report done in conjunction with ‘The Corporate Finance Network’ is available from Williams Denton. 

For your pdf copy, contact them on 01492 877478 or email llandudno@williamsdenton.co.uk

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