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  • Date of publication: 31 August 2020
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  • Accor Buys Mantis Stake to Expand African Hotel Network

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    Deal with Mantis forms part of emerging-market growth plans
    Accor intends to add another 100 hotels in next five years

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  • Deal with Mantis forms part of emerging-market growth plans
  • Accor intends to add another 100 hotels in next five years

 

Accor SA, Europe’s biggest hotel operator, plans to buy a 50 percent stake in South Africa’s Mantis Group as part of its expansion plans on the continent.

The Mantis transaction will add 28 hotels to the group’s portfolio that ranges from hotels and villas to luxury houseboats, Accor said Thursday. The Evry, France-based company sold off 55 percent of its real estate business for 4.4 billion euros ($5.4 billion) in February to fund the deal and further its growth in emerging economies.

“Mantis is a pioneer in customized, one-of-a-kind travel services in some of the most imaginative hotels across the world,” said AccorHotels Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Sebastien Bazin in a statement. “With this strategic partnership, we are reinforcing the group’s footprint in Africa.”

The deal still needs regulatory approvals, according to the company. AccorHotels currently operates more than 200 hotels in the Middle East and Africa and aims to open another 100 in the next five years to capitalize on the continent’s growing population and economy, it said.

Accor rose as much as 1.9 percent to 44.23 euros in Paris trading, the biggest intraday gain in more than five weeks.

 

Bloomberg.com