Vespa Capital sold its investment in James Villa Holidays in 2010
At the time of our ownership, James Villas was the largest villa rental business in Europe with 3,000 villas in 32 destinations.
Direct sales organisation, with the majority of sales via the internet, at a time when many competitors were still operating large store networks.
Highly experienced team who had a clearly defined strategy for growth.
Even though Vespa had limited previous experience of the travel industry, I was impressed at how quickly they grasped the main issues, opportunities and risks. This rigorous, thoughtful and dynamic approach helped get the deal done and has proved valuable to the board on an ongoing basis. They are a supportive shareholder and have provided value from access to both their own and their investors' networksTony Wheble, CEO, James Villa Holidays