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Harris Williams & Co advises Duke Street Private Equity on A-ROSA acquisition

Harris Williams & Co has advised Duke Street Private Equity (Duke Street) on its acquisition of A-ROSA. The transaction was led by Edward Arkus, Will Bain and Danielius Uznys of Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group.

“A-ROSA is a leading river cruise business in Europe benefitting from strong brand recognition, a loyal customer base and favorable market trends,” says Edward Arkus, a managing director at Harris Williams & Co. “We are delighted to have advised Duke Street on this transaction, and with their backing, we look forward to seeing A-ROSA’s continued growth in the months and years ahead.”
Will Bain, a director in the firm’s Consumer Group, adds: “As a firm we continue to see intense activity across the travel sector in Europe. This is the third sizeable transaction in the European travel sector that Harris Williams & Co. has advised on in the past 14 months; the other two being the acquisition of Riviera Travel for Silverfleet Capital and the sale of Leisure Pass Group for Primary Capital.”
Charlie Troup, managing partner at Duke Street, says: “Harris Williams & Co. provided valuable input and insight throughout the entire process and we appreciate all of their hard work to make the transaction a success. We are thrilled to be partnering with A-ROSA in this next phase of growth.”

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