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Compagnie des Alpes acquires Austrian theme park Familypark
POSTED 22 Mar 2019 . BY Luke Cloherty
French theme park and ski resort operator Compagnie des Alpes (CDA) has acquired Austria's Familypark in a deal worth €72.5m (US$82m, £62.3m).

The deal sees CDA assume 100 per cent of the shares in the theme park, which is located in the tourist region of Neusiedl Lake, near Vienna.

Familypark welcomed 716,000 visitors in 2018, of which around 30 per cent were from neighbouring Hungary and Slovakia.

The park made revenues of €19.1m (US$21.6m, £16.4m) with pre-tax profits of €6.8m (US$7.7m, £5.8m) during the financial year 2018.

CDA made note of the 13 hectares of land reserves adjacent to the park in a statement on the deal, perhaps pointing to potential expansion and development.

"This acquisition is perfectly in line with the strategy that the group has deployed over several years in our parks," said Dominique Marcel, CDA chairman and CEO.

"It will reinforce the geographical coverage of our very coherent park portfolio. We are, therefore, very pleased to welcome Familypark among our sites.

"In this context, the group will continue its efforts to seize value-creating acquisition opportunities."
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Compagnie des Alpes acquires Austrian theme park Familypark
POSTED 22 Mar 2019 . BY Luke Cloherty
French theme park and ski resort operator Compagnie des Alpes (CDA) has acquired Austria's Familypark in a deal worth €72.5m (US$82m, £62.3m).

The deal sees CDA assume 100 per cent of the shares in the theme park, which is located in the tourist region of Neusiedl Lake, near Vienna.

Familypark welcomed 716,000 visitors in 2018, of which around 30 per cent were from neighbouring Hungary and Slovakia.

The park made revenues of €19.1m (US$21.6m, £16.4m) with pre-tax profits of €6.8m (US$7.7m, £5.8m) during the financial year 2018.

CDA made note of the 13 hectares of land reserves adjacent to the park in a statement on the deal, perhaps pointing to potential expansion and development.

"This acquisition is perfectly in line with the strategy that the group has deployed over several years in our parks," said Dominique Marcel, CDA chairman and CEO.

"It will reinforce the geographical coverage of our very coherent park portfolio. We are, therefore, very pleased to welcome Familypark among our sites.

"In this context, the group will continue its efforts to seize value-creating acquisition opportunities."
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