Minor International (MINT) announced completion of the final stage of its acquisition of Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, an iconic Portugal-based brand with 14 hotel properties across Portugal and Brazil.
The acquisition not only marks MINT’s strategic entry into Europe and Latin America but also provides MINT with a strong operating platform to drive further growth in those markets.
The acquisition was completed in separate stages over the course of more than 12 months under highly challenging circumstances, highlighting MINT’s strong, multijurisdictional deal execution capability.
MINT’s EUR 294.2 million investment is the largest-ever hospitality transaction in Portugal and is a highly accretive acquisition for MINT. The Tivoli business is strong, generating revenue of EUR 121 million and normalized EBITDA of EUR 31 million in 2015.
The acquisition was completed at a 9.6x EV/EBITDA multiple and a purchase price of approximately EUR 102,000 per key, a highly attractive valuation for well-located assets in a strong European market. The acquisition not only adds strong earnings underpinned by valuable hotel assets, but is also well-timed to capitalize on recent strong growth in Portugal’s tourism market.
MINT intends to fully capitalize on Tivoli’s strong asset portfolio by investing further in the Tivoli hotel assets to further enhance the positioning of the brand across its markets.
Dillip Rajakarier, COO of Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotel Group, commented, “We are excited to add Tivoli to the MINT group of hotel brands. With over 80 years of history, the Tivoli brand brings with it a rich heritage, a deeply experienced team and a highly loyal customer base. The Tivoli acquisition further cements MINT’s position as a world-class hotel operator, with a hotel portfolio now extending to Europe and South America. Looking forward, we have already planned further investment into the Tivoli hotel assets and its operating and distribution infrastructure to realize the full potential of this strategic investment.”
The Tivoli portfolio comprises 14 hotels, including 12 in Portugal and two in Brazil, with almost 3,000 keys in total.