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Sale of Domaine du Ferret to Didier Germain & 123 Investment Managers

Paris (France), 8 March 2022 – 123 IM’s funds are acquiring a new 4-star hotel located on the Cap Ferret peninsula in partnership with Didier Germain, a long-standing partner of 123 IM.

The funds managed by 123 IM and Didier Germain have just acquired the business and part of the property of the “Domaine du Ferret” hotel resort, a 4-star establishment with 376 beds spread over 96 accommodations, located on the Cap Ferret peninsula in Claouey (Gironde – Aquitaine).

Ideally located at the entrance to the Cap-Ferret peninsula, the “Domaine du Ferret” enjoys a unique location within a soothing natural area of 1.8 hectares. The establishment was built between 2013 and 2015 in a “fisherman’s hut” style, typical of the architecture of the oyster villages of Cap-Ferret.

With an accommodation area of 3,713m2, the hotel has the largest hotel capacity on the peninsula. It has 5 categories of rooms and offers a complete and diversified range of services: a restaurant “Le Cabanon du domaine” with a panoramic view of the pine forest, a fitness room, an outdoor and indoor swimming pool and 5 seminar rooms. The hotel also boasts a 1,000m2 balneotherapy & spa centre, one of the largest in the region.

The transaction was carried out alongside Didier Germain, 123 IM’s long-standing partner, who has just sold the Medeos group (France’s 12th largest private nursing home group), which he founded in 1991. In recent years, Didier Germain has diversified his activities by investing in real estate development and in the hotel and restaurant sector, which he now wishes to strengthen.

The day-to-day management of the Domaine du Ferret will continue to be carried out by the current teams and the supervision will be carried out by Dimacco, the family holding company of the Germain family.

We have been working with 123 IM’s teams for many years and this mutual trust has enabled us to complete this excellent transaction. This new acquisition will enable us to continue our development phase in the hotel and restaurant sector“, says Didier Germain.

123 IM knows Didier Germain very well, having accompanied the Medeos group in its development and then its sale. This new transaction is the mark of a genuine relationship of trust that has been established with a serious and experienced partner. We are delighted to be able to support him in his hotel operations and in particular in this very fine establishment with a strong and resilient historical financial performance” says Pierre Dupuy Chaignaud, Managing Partner at 123 IM.

«We are delighted to have sold the Domaine du Ferret to Didier Germain and 123 Investment Managers, and we are convinced that they will be able to preserve the spirit of the place and develop this establishment that we have been shaping for nearly 10 years” comments Franck Mondon (the seller).

The FDC team is proud to have advised on this successful transaction in the hospitality sector. This new transaction illustrates our ability and willingness to support regional players.

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