If you are interested in sourcing a buyer for your caravan, camping or glamping site, our expert leisure team specialise in the transfer of holiday parks, caravan and camping parks. The Selling My Business Team have over 100 years’ collective experience in business sales and disposals and a specialist understanding of the British Holiday and Home Parks Association (BHHPA) and National Caravan Council (NCC) codes of practice. We have a proven track record in the sale and valuation of residential and commercial caravan sites across the country over 60 years’ of trading.
The Selling My Business team are well versed in the challenges regularly faced when selling a caravan business, so we can help navigate you through the process; from conducting an initial valuation of your business to sourcing a serious buyer. Using our extensive knowledge of the industry, we will help you maximise the value of your business and connect you with actively interested buyers in the leisure, hospitality and tourism trade.
There is a growing demand for innovation and higher customer expectations for the integration of technology which may determine the direction of future investment. As more customers show an interest in holiday experiences focused around health and wellness, caravan parks are left forced to compete with holiday parks providing a greater range of on-site activities, attractions and facilities.
The increasing use of holiday booking platforms such as Booking.com and Airbnb means that there could be more exposure to your caravan and camping site and therefore, higher chances of generating customer interest. Although this highlights another form of financial investment, it also increases your chances of attracting customers by marketing to a wider audience.
As a park operator, the challenges experienced opens up the door to many opportunities for innovative thinkers, making it the ideal business opportunity for sellers looking to acquire a caravan or camping park. We have a strong relationship with over 10,000 actively interested buyers, so we are confident that we can attract a buyer for your caravan business.
We will provide a sales memorandum to all interested parties, taking into consideration confidentiality. This includes the finer details of the business, such as location, history, basic financials and the reason for your sale. This document will also cover recent profitability, assets and liabilities to paint an image of the financial health of the business.
Moving on to the stage of sale negotiations, the buyer will propose a sale price which will then be negotiated based on the level of associated risk. If the buyer would like to spread the risk, they may propose an ‘earn-out’ agreement which requires you to work in the business for a limited period to provide confidence, share knowledge and facilitate a thorough handover.
The final sales agreement will detail the terms and conditions as negotiated with the buyer, including details of any warranties and indemnities if required. At Selling My Business, we can provide you with the legal expertise to review these documents and ensure that they are in your best interest. Using our technical knowledge and vast practical experience in selling caravan parks and leisure sites, we will help maximise business value.
"Having operated a substantially sized caravan park for over one decade, we were keen to find an enthusiastic buyer to take over the business. Selling My Business connected me with a skilled individual with a long history in the trade without delay and assisted me throughout the valuation process. "
Harry - Caravan Park and Restaurant, Cumbria
When selling a caravan park, you will be required to review the terms of your current agreement to ensure you are breaching no red tape when transferring your license to the new owner, if applicable. The legislative measures bounding you will be determined by the type of site that you own. When valuing a caravan and camping park business, the location will also be taken into consideration as this will indicate popularity, ease of access and distance to local attractions. The Selling My Business team will advise you on how to maximise the value of business assets and attract a competitive offer for your caravan or camping park.
The value of your business will depend on multiple factors, including the condition of caravans, whether they are static or touring, manufacture date, additional structures, heating, double glazing and the re-sale value if the buyer intends to refresh the stock of caravans on site. In our experience, many caravan parks have fixed accommodation for the park operator, a food catering facility and acres of farmland to maintain the scenic views and potential for future expansion. The growth potential for the site is an important factor which can attract buyers and differentiate you from similar businesses on the market.
Carrying out an appraisal of your business will generate a guide sale price and establish a starting point for prospective buyers. Our in-house valuation team are experts in assessing business value and minimising the chances of overestimation and underestimation which is vital for future planning. Our team of valuation specialists understand the importance of value generation in caravan and camping park businesses, so they will assess each factor carefully and use professional judgement where necessary to arrive at an accurate value for your business.
As part of the Selling My Business experience, we offer a free caravan and camping park business valuation to help determine the value of your business and prepare it for sale. Our highly experienced valuation team will take into consideration more than just the profit and loss statement to calculate the value of your business. They will take an extensive look at 3 years’ worth of recent/historic accounts, overheads and the gross profit margin. Using our experience of selling a variety of businesses in this niche industry, from caravan storage and investment property, caravan parks and restaurants and touring caravan parks, the Selling My Business team are well suited to finding a buyer for your business.
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