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Mobeus has acquired Distant Journeys

Mobeus Equity Partners has acquired Distant Journeys. Mobeus will support co-founder and MD, Simon Whittle. With the new funding, Distant Journeys plans to enhance its offerings in established markets and aims to extend its reach with expansion into new destinations.

Mobeus is a leading equity investor in UK-based SMEs. The firm partners with talented and determined management teams of businesses with strong growth potential.

Distant Journeys is an award-winning, leading provider of long-haul escorted tours. The directors at Distant Journeys have over 80 years combined experience designing escorted touring holidays in Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Canada and Alaska, Japan, Vietnam and Cambodia, Sri Lanka and China. Using its extensive knowledge, the company has created an exciting style of flexible escorted tours combining the delights and camaraderie of group travel with the flexibility to allow for individual tastes and personal interests.

Oaklins Cavendish, based in the UK, advised Mobeus, a leading equity investor in UK-based SMEs, on its management buy-out of Distant Journeys.

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“We would like to thank Oaklins Cavendish very much for their advice on this transaction. Their sector expertise and insight, especially in the escorted touring area, together with their knowledge on technical aspects of the business model was invaluable. We look forward to working with them further as we develop our relationship with Distant Journeys.”

Chris Price

Partner, Mobeus Equity Partners

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Henry Wells

Partner
London, United Kingdom
Oaklins Cavendish

Mark Stoddart

Director
London, United Kingdom
Oaklins Cavendish

Amy Mayer

Senior Associate
London, United Kingdom
Oaklins Cavendish

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