News Release London, 26 May 2015 Elegant Hotels

News Release
London, 26 May 2015
Elegant Hotels Group plc announces its admission to trading on AIM
Vision Capital is pleased to announce that Elegant Hotels Group plc (“Elegant Hotels” or “the
Group”) has today been admitted to trading on AIM following a successful placing with long-term
institutional investors (AIM: EHG).
Elegant Hotels, the largest upscale hotel operator in Barbados, was acquired by Vision Capital in
2004. Since then, Vision Capital has supported the Group with investment through multiple
economic cycles in order to deliver strong revenue and EBITDA performance over a decade. The
market capitalisation of Elegant Hotels on admission is approximately £88.8 million. Vision Capital
has retained a 23.8% stake in Elegant Hotels, reflecting its confidence in the strong future prospects
of the Group.
Dave Lamb, Head of the European Investment Team at Vision Capital, said: “Under Vision Capital’s
ownership, Elegant Hotels has transformed itself into one of the leading luxury hotel operators in
the Caribbean. It has high quality assets, strong brand positioning and a clear growth strategy, and
has delivered excellent growth in revenues and profits. We are delighted that Elegant Hotels has
successfully completed its initial public offering and we look forward to the future success of the
The stock market listing of Elegant Hotels is the seventh successful exit by Vision Capital in the last
six months. In addition to these exits (which included its investments in Pirtek, Pantex and Fletchers
Bakeries) three of Vision Capital’s investee companies (SMI, ECA and Velocitel) have signed or
completed major strategic acquisitions in 2015.
Notes for Editors:
About Vision Capital
Vision Capital is an international investor known for innovation in private equity that invests in midmarket companies in Western Europe and America with potential for growth and strategic
development. Since 2011, Vision Capital has invested €660 million in 16 companies and has €1.7
billion assets under management with offices in London and New York.
About Elegant Hotels
Elegant Hotels Group is the largest upscale hotel operator in Barbados, with five hotels representing
almost 25% of all upscale rooms on the island. The group also includes the renowned Daphne's
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