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Indian millionaire to buy UK holiday company

London: Indian millionaire Bhanu Choudhrie has teamed up with the Dubai Royal Family in bid to rescue iconic British holiday company Pontin’s which has gone into administration, a media report said.

The 32-year-old London-based entrepreneur, through his family’s investment vehicle C&C Alpha Group, is contemplating buying the company, with a staff strength of 850, for up to 15 million pounds, the ‘Daily Mail’ reported.

In fact, the Alpha Group will hold discussions with Pontin’s administrator KPMG in this regard on Monday, it said.

“We want to keep the management team in place and expand the business,” Choudhrie said, adding he had looked at the business six months ago after Pontin’s chief executive Ian Smith was searching for potential investors.

When asked about the previous talks, Delhi-born Choudhrie said: “We walked away from the deal, even though we travelled to two sites and spent 100,000 pounds on due diligence.

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