Hero Enterprise of India, which represents the business interests of its founder, Sunil Kant Munjal and his family, has formed a joint venture with Catalyst Capital to invest £500 million on hotels, serviced apartments and hospitality-led projects in the UK and Ireland.

Mr Sunil Kant Munjal is a second-generation member of the Munjal Family and a founder promoter of the Hero Group, India’s premier automotive manufacturing group that has evolved from being the world’s largest bicycle maker to the largest two-wheeler maker. 


Headquartered in London with offices in Frankfurt, Paris, Manchester and Warsaw, Catalyst Capital is a European investment and asset management company. Established in 1996, Catalyst Capital structures, purchases, develops and manages a significant portfolio of commercial real estate in Europe. Since its inception, Catalyst Capital has invested more than €7.0 billion in nine countries and currently has approximately €2.0 billion of assets under management. 


The Hero Enterprise Investment Office represents the investment arm of Hero Enterprise. The Office manages a diverse portfolio of futuristic and sustainable businesses that are not just profitable but also socially meaningful. It has invested in several new-age and traditional ventures in areas such as Housing & Real Estate, Health, Wellness, Hospitality, F&B, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Consumer Facing Businesses. 


Hero Catalyst Hospitality Ventures’ development team comes with significant experience of developing hotels for some of the most recognised brands and the team is already delivering in excess of 1,000 hotel and serviced apartment rooms in Manchester and Edinburgh.  


Rob Skelston, Head of Development for Hero Catalyst Hospitality Ventures, said:

“We believe this is an opportune time to expand our hotel development programme, leveraging the experience and expertise at Catalyst Capital combined with the reputation, management strength and credibility of Hero Enterprise”. 


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Julian Newiss, Chairman of Catalyst, said:

“While working with Hero Enterprise, we are aligning ourselves with one of India’s most credible business houses and Hero’s considerable business experience will complement our expertise in hospitality development and investment management”.


Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman of Hero Enterprise said:

“We are delighted to return to the United Kingdom through this joint venture with Catalyst Capital. In the previous decade, we built and managed HEROtsc, a large contact centre business in the UK; we enjoyed our experience and since then Hero has been looking at interesting opportunities in Europe. This venture provides an ideal platform to establish a world-class hospitality development business in the region. 

“In India, Hero is a trusted, household name known for its ability to grow businesses and sustain relationships. We have a successful track record of building exemplary and scaled businesses including some in complex and challenging environments. As long-term partners, we aim to bring stability and growth to this hospitality venture while creating value for all stakeholders”.      


We shall release all news related to the project as they become available.


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