The Six Senses and Evason branded resort with properties in Asia, the Middle East, the Americas, and Europe, will now operate under a new company managed by Pegasus and affiliates. Six Senses is known globally for an authentic, relaxed sense of luxury, remaining in tune with the surrounding environment. Six Senses manages 10 resorts and 28 spas around the world, with another 15 in development. Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P. is a U.S. based private equity fund manager providing creative capital and strategic solutions to middle market companies worldwide. The firm currently manages approximately $2.5 billion in assets with more than 80 investments under its belt. Current president of Six Senses, Bernhard Bohnenberger, will remain as head of the Six Senses Bangkok office. Craig Cogut, founder of Pegasus Capital Advisors, is confident that “Going forward, the new Six Senses will be a debt-free company with committed capital for expansion into new and within existing international markets.”
The Soneva Group, a world leading luxury resort operator focused on sustainable hospitality, will not be part of this transaction and will remain under the leadership of Sonu Shivdasani. The resort group is made up of Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili in the Maldives and Soneva Kiri in Thailand, with stakes in various other resort assets. They will also launch Soneva Aqua, a new yacht experience in the Maldives later this year. The Soneva Group is committed to their SLOW LIFE philosophy: Sustainable-Local-Organic-Wellness Learning-Fun-Experiences.
Shivdasani, former founder and CEO of Six Senses said, “This transaction will allow me to focus solely on the development of the Soneva portfolio of resorts and real estate assets, and allow the Soneva and Six Senses brands to flourish independently of each other.” He will now be serving as chairman and CEO of The Soneva Group.
The deal is expected to close within the next three months. Please visit www.sixsenses.com for more information.