Walker Morris advises on the sale of specialist holiday operator Equalmatch

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19/04/2016

Corporate lawyers at Walker Morris have advised on the sale of specialist holiday operator Equalmatch Limited (and subsidiary Travelstyle Tours Limited) to National Holidays Tours Limited, part of the Shearings Group.

Travelstyle Tours, headquartered in Chesterfield, which operates through the brands Travelstyle and UK breakaways, is a highly regarded and award winning provider of coach and self-drive holidays to numerous destinations throughout the UK and Europe. The Company has over 20 years of experience in the industry.

As part of its long-term growth strategy, the Shearings Group completed the acquisition of Equalmatch to further consolidate its position as one of Europe’s largest specialist holiday operators. Shearings said the acquisition would complement its fast-growing National Holidays business by expanding its regional presence in the UK.  The deal sees two Equalmatch shareholders exit the business with the third remaining as an employee of Shearings.

Debbie Jackson, Walker Morris corporate partner said:

“The Equalmatch brands have established a reputation for providing great value holidays to the UK, Ireland and Europe and as such will provide an excellent fit with Shearing’s National Holidays business. We’ve been delighted to work with Mazars to provide a Yorkshire advisory team to support the Directors and Shareholders of this national heritage brand.”

Equalmatch was advised by Debbie Jackson from the Walker Morris Corporate Group and Oliver Hoffman and Chris Dale from Mazars Corporate Finance.

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