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Scott Dunn Holdings Limited has been acquired by Inflexion Private Equity

The shareholders Scott Dunn Holdings Limited have sold the company to Limited to Inflexion Private Equity for an undisclosed consideration.

Founded in 1986 by Andrew Dunn, the company provides a broad range of luxury holidays from skiing and Mediterranean resorts to tailor-made journeys and bespoke honeymoons. Scott Dunn is recognised as a premium brand in the sector and is distinguished by delivering very high levels of service to its guests. It was voted number one specialist tour operator by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller in 2014. The company operates within the luxury travel market, which has grown by more than 12% CAGR over the last three years, as demand from affluent customers in the UK and overseas has increased.

Inflexion Private Equity is one of the UK's leading independent mid-market private equity firms, investing in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses. Simon Turner, Managing Partner at Inflexion, commented: “Scott Dunn is a premium brand with significant global potential. We’re delighted to be backing an exceptional management team in a sector which we know well. Our investment will enable the company to expand into new areas and, with support from our digital director, enhance their digital presence to bolster guest experience and support sales growth. 2014 has been a great year for Inflexion and we’re looking forward to the year ahead with another exciting business in our portfolio.”

Simon Russell, CEO of Scott Dunn, said: “We have built a great rapport with the Inflexion team and with their proven track record of helping British businesses grow internationally and through acquisition; we are pleased they are backing our ambitious expansion plans. We are committed to continue delivering exceptionally high standards of service to our current and future guests.”

Oaklins Cavendish, based in the UK, advised the shareholders of Scott Dunn on the sale of the business to Inflexion Private Equity.

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