Peter Hemington

National Head of M&A
Services: Corporate Finance
Sectors: Leisure and Hospitality


Peter heads up BDO's M&A advisory business in the UK.

BDO is the world's largest accounting firm specialising in advising entrepreneurs and mid-market companies.

In 2014, according to Thomson Reuters, we were the UK's most active mid-market M&A adviser.

Peter covers the Leisure space. Some of Peter’s recent transactions include:


  • Las Iguanas, sale to Casual Dining Group, reported at £85m
  • dnata/Emirates Group, n/d purchase of Imagine Cruising
  • JACTravel/Vitruvian, n/d acquisition of TotalStay


  • Inflexion, £73m acquisition of Scott Dunn
  • dnata/Emirates Group, n/d acquisition of Stella Travel
  • Vitruvian Partners, £80m acquisition of JAC Travel
  • dnata / Emirates Group, £45m acquisition of Gold Medal Travel from Thomas Cook
  • Searcy's, £14m sale to WSH
  • Thomas Cook on three disposals: Neilson Active Holidays to Risk Capital, Holiday Essentials to Holiday Extras; and CTM to Al Tayyar


  • The management team of D&D London on the £50m buy out by LDC
  • ECI Partners on its purchase of Amber Travel (Great Railway Journeys, Treyn) in a deal reported at approx £60m


  • The shareholders of Isango! on its sale to TUI Travel PLC
  • Growth Capital Partners on its £20m acquisition of Iglu, ski and cruise online travel agent
  • The sale of Audley Travel to Equistone (formerly Barclays Private Equity) in a deal reported at approximately £90m


  • dnata/Emirates Group, acquisition of Travel Republic (£500m turnover UK online travel agency)

Peter also runs BDO's Business Trends report, a monthly poll of polls of business confidence and makes regular appearances on TV and radio talking about the UK economy.

Office: London
Address: 55 Baker Street
Office telephone: 020 7486 5888
Peter's Telephone: 0207 893 2344