28 Mar 2024

Looping Group Announces Acquisition of Familiepark Drievliet

Looping Group Announces Acquisition of Familiepark Drievliet

photo: courtesy of Looping Group

(eap) The French amusement park operator Looping Group, which runs various regional amusement parks in Europe, today announced the acquisition of the Dutch Familiepark Drievliet. Located in The Hague, the park is primarily aimed at families with young children with its range of 40 attractions and live shows. The amusement park has been run by the Faaij family since it was founded and opened in 1938. As part of the takeover, Wim and Jos Faaij are leaving the company, while Piet Faaij will continue to play a key role under the new ownership. The Looping Group has announced that it will continue to develop the park with the same entrepreneurial spirit and values, while maintaining the park’s strong local anchorage.

“I would like to congratulate the Faaij family who has founded, developed and operated the park for almost 90 years and made it one of the most iconic parks in the Netherlands. We are deeply respectful about all that has been achieved by the family and the teams and we feel a deep responsibility to ensure the continuity of this successful story. We are also very pleased to strengthen our presence in the Netherlands with this new acquisition,” states Laurent Bruloy, CEO and co-founder of Looping Group.

“PAI Partners has been investing in the leisure & hospitality industry for several years and is pleased to have Familiepark Drievliet join the Looping platform with its landmark attractions. We have always been big believers in the value of family-oriented outdoor experiences. The Looping management team has demonstrated an ability to identify, acquire and develop high-quality properties that captivate communities. Familiepark Drievliet is a perfect example of this and we are proud to be their partner,” explains Bertrand Monier, Partner at private equity firm PAI Partners.

With this acquisition, Looping is now expanding its portfolio with its 19th park and – alongside Avonturenpark Hellendoorn – its second park in the Netherlands. The operating group now expects a total of 6.6 million guests in 2024. ■

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