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The buyout firm KKR paid close to the asking price Roompot, which runs 200 campsites and holiday homes in Denmark, the Netherlands, and elsewhere in Europe. PAI Partners made quite a profit on it, having bought Roompot for only about $700 million in 2016.

U.S. private equity firm KKR said on Thursday it had reached an agreement to buy Dutch vacation parks firm Roompot from French private equity firm PAI Partners.

KKR and Roompot did not disclose the price of the deal, but a source familiar with the transaction said it valued the Dutch company at around 1 billion euros (£899 million).

PAI put Roompot up for sale last October. It is the second-largest operator of vacation parks in Europe, operating its own 33 parks in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, and providing services to more than 100 other operators across Europe.

With over 2,100 employees catering for approximately 3 million guests per year, the company generates around 400 million euros in annual sales.

PAI Partners bought Roompot for 600 million euros in 2016 from Dutch investor Gilde.

(Reporting by Bart Meijer; Editing by Mark Potter and Susan Fenton)

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Photo credit: A sample home available for tourist stays from Roompot, which runs 200 campsites and holiday homes in Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, and Spain. Roompot

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