Simpson

Simpson Travel is a tour operator offering luxury villas, boutique hotels and apartments across the Mediterranean, with a particular focus on Greece, Turkey, Mallorca, Corsica, France and Italy.

Simpson specialises in accommodation set in exceptional locations, with character and a continued focus on the ‘the road less travelled’, and a high-touch approach, with service and quality at its heart. It is this approach that has enabled the brand to create and foster unrivalled reputation and customer loyalty.

Risk Capital Partners acquired the business in March 2024, backing the incumbent management team, led by Ed Pyke, with Paul Carter joining as Chairman on completion.

The core focus of the growth strategy is expanding the differentiated and quality product offering, in both existing and new locations. The team have had past success enacting a buy & build strategy to open up new product locations and remain on the lookout for complimentary acquisiton opportunities.

Why we invested:

  • Strong brand with unrivalled reputation and customer loyalty
  • Differentiated, exclusive and longstanding product base
  • Highly experienced and motivated management team, supported by new hires
  • Fragmented market with clear buy & build potential, in particular to open up new product markets