Blackstone is once again considering checking out of Center Parcs.
Sixteen months after the group last weighed selling the "faux rural" holiday resorts, Center Parcs announced on Monday that it is "considering its strategic and financing options, which may include private or public equity or debt capital markets".
It stressed that no decision has been taken as to "whether to proceed with any such transaction".
The Sunday Times reported that Blackstone, which has owned Center Parcs since 2006, has appointed Rothschild to advise it on a possible disposal.
The American buyout company has, the newspaper said, "invited some of the world's largest investment funds to make an offer in recent weeks, in the hope of attracting a knockout bid before the election. If offers do not match its expectations, it will pursue a float in the second half of the year".