Sept 25 (Reuters) - U.S. private equity group Blackstone Group LP, owner of Center Parcs, has appointed investment bank Rothschild to prepare a 2 billion pound ($3.3 billion) sale or flotation of the British holiday resorts group, Sky News reported.
Among the options on which Rothschild will advise Blackstone and Center Parcs’ board is a further refinancing that would enable shareholders to land a big payday ahead of a sale or stock market listing, the broadcaster said.
Blackstone has owned Center Parcs since 2006.
Blackstone, Center Parcs and Rothschild were not immediately available for comment.
1 US dollar = 0.6135 British pound Reporting by Rama Venkat Raman in Bangalore; editing by David Clarke