AccorHotels buys Mantra Group for $1.2 billion

SuppliedSimon McGrath COO AccorHotels Pacific and Michael Issenberg, Chairman and CEO AccorHotels Asia Pacific during Peppers Solo on a Gold Coast.

French accommodation hulk AccorHotels has acquired Australia’s biggest hotel group, Mantra, for $1.2 billion.

The understanding will see Mantra, that has 138 hotels in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Bali, and brands such as Peppers, BreakFree and Art Series, delisted from a ASX.

The $3.96 a share money offer meant Mantra had pragmatic marketplace capitalisation of $1.182 billion.

The business has around 22,000 bedrooms and some-more than $8 billion in resources underneath management, and an annual turnover of some-more than $660 million.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission authorized a takeover of a country’s biggest hotel user sequence in March, final that a dual groups operated in opposite marketplace segments.

The understanding will give Accor, that initial came to Australia in 1991 with a Novotel during Sydney’s Darling Harbour, 330 properties opposite Australia. It is a largest hotel organisation in a Asia-Pacific segment with 900 hotels and resorts.

The company’s brands operation from Sofitel to Pullman, Swissôtel, Ibis and Fairmont.

Mantra will continue to work as a separate, Queensland-based business underneath Accor’s ownership, with Mantra Group care group on a Gold Coast stating to AccorHotels Pacific COO Simon McGrath.

“Mantra’s brands and properties ideally element a AccorHotels network and will capacitate us to yield new destinations and new practice for a guests,” he said.

“Our creation in mercantile business models, brands and patron initiatives has fueled a expansion over a final 27 years and a Mantra Group has built an innovative business focused on a best partnership knowledge for a 10,000 strata pretension owners.”

For Mantra Group CEO Bob East a a finish of an epoch after a business put a shares in a trade hindrance on May 23 during $3.95.

The redeeming takeover from Accor initial emerged in Oct 2017, heading Mantra’s share cost to burst 17% on a day.

“I am immensely unapproachable of a good association we’ve built and what we’ve achieved as an Australian-based business,” he said.

“It’s been an beguiling tour for me heading a group given 2007 by to a boyant on a ASX in 2014 and now shutting this understanding with AccorHotels.”

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