Catalyst advises Caledonia Investments plc on the sale of The Sloane Club

Catalyst Corporate Finance (“Catalyst”), the UK business of Alantra, has advised Caledonia Investments plc on the sale of The Sloane Club, the private members club located in the heart of Chelsea, London.  The headline enterprise value agreed for the Club was £80.6 million and was sold to Sloane Investment Limited, a special purpose vehicle jointly owned by JK Chelsea Holdings Limited, an affiliate of the Queensway Group and Clearbell Property Partners III LP, a real estate fund advised by Clearbell Capital LLP.

The Sloane Club was originally acquired by Caledonia in 1991. Under Caledonia’s ownership, the Club has undertaken a significant extension as well as upgrading many of its facilities and increasing the number of rooms available for members. The Club has been run for most of this period by Tony Murkett, Managing Director, who will remain with the Club following the sale. 

Both Queensway and Clearbell are supportive of the Club’s long-term strategy and intend to continue, with the incumbent management team, to upgrade and improve the Club’s facilities. 

Commenting on the sale, Duncan Johnson, Caledonia’s Head of Unquoted Investments, said: 

“With Caledonia’s support for over a quarter of a century, The Sloane Club has grown to be a unique asset in the heart of London’s Chelsea and exemplifies Caledonia’s long-term approach to investing. We are delighted to have identified new owners for the Club who share a similar investment ethos to Caledonia’s. We wish Tony Murkett and his team continuing success in the future.” 

Andy Currie, managing partner of Catalyst Corporate Finance who led the deal commented: “We are delighted to have advised Caledonia on the sale of The Sloane Club, one of London’s most prominent members clubs with a strong heritage and unique location in the centre of Chelsea.   We have no doubt that the Club will continue to thrive under the watch of Tony Murkett and its new owners.”

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