January 2007: Parques Reunidos, the Madrid based European leisure group, acquires Grant Leisure from Mice Group, a UK company listed on the London Stock Exchange in a transaction valued at €14.5 millons.

Grant Leisure is the operator of the Blackpool Zoo, Oceanarium Bournemouth and the Aquarium of the Lake, all located in England, with, in total, approximately 700,000 visitors per year.

The transaction is the first acquisition to be completed by Parques Reunidos in the UK and represents a new step in its international development after 6 acquisitions in France, Italy, Norway, Belgium and Argentina.

SOCIOS advises Parques Reunidos on the transaction execution.