Geoffrey J.W. Kent, founder, chairman and CEO of luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent has formed a strategic partnership with Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, chairman of Heritage group, to jointly acquire 100 percent of the Abercrombie & Kent Group of Companies S.A. (Abercrombie & Kent). This union brings together the two luxury travel visionaries to further develop Abercrombie & Kent as a premier brand in luxury and experiential travel.
Geoffrey Kent he created the first luxury tented photographic safaris in 1962 in Kenya and has built A&K into one of the world’s leading luxury and adventure travel company.
Manfredi Lefebvre built Silversea Cruises, created by his father in 1994 with the purchase of two ships, Silver Cloud and Silver Wind, into a leading luxury and expedition cruise line. Recently, Royal Caribbean Group acquired a 66 percent stake in Silversea Cruises. Note: A&K is a separate and unique investment by Heritage group, led by Manfredi Lefebvre, and does not involve Silversea.