Epiris’ Acquisition of The Club Company

Ropes & Gray has advised Epiris, the UK-based private equity group on its acquisition of The Club Company, the UK’s leading country club operator, from a company affiliated with Lone Star Funds.

The financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

The Club Company operates 13 country clubs predominantly located in central and southern England. The clubs have over 40,000 members and offer a range of facilities, including championship-standard golf courses, state-of-the-art health and fitness facilities, swimming pools and tennis courts, as well as bars, restaurants and accommodation.

The Ropes & Gray team was led by private equity partner Phil Sanderson (Picture) in London. Other members of the team included finance partner Malcolm Hitching, tax partner Brenda Coleman and real estate partner David Seymour, supported by private equity associates Victoria McGrath, Electra Callan, Jennifer Hedges, Tina Hartwright and Hayley Stokes; tax associate Andrew Douglas, finance associate Emma Serginson and real estate associates Will Bryant and Belinda Hill – all based in London.

Involved fees earner: Philip Sanderson – Ropes & Gray; Victoria McGrath – Ropes & Gray; Electra Callan – Ropes & Gray; Jennifer Hedges – Ropes & Gray; Tina Hartwright – Ropes & Gray; Hayley Stokes – Ropes & Gray;

Law Firms: Ropes & Gray;

Clients: Epiris Managers LLP;