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Soho House Clubs Sold

London's favourite private members clubs are snapped up by American money man Ron Burkle

Written by . Published on January 17th 2012.


Soho House Clubs Sold

THE sale of the Soho House clubs to one of Bill Clinton’s chums, Ron Burkle, may raise a few eyebrows among members. The private clubs which pioneered the idea of private cinemas may have to shove up on the already crowded leather sofas to accommodate new members from Chicago, Toronto, Mumbai and Istanbul if plans to expand internationally go forwarded.

The big winner is Desert Island Discs and TV presenter Kirsty Young’s partner, founder Nick Jones who is said to be trousering £25million while his business partner Richard Caring may make £125 million on the sale of the four outlets – Soho House, Shoreditch House, Electric House in Notting Hill and High Road House in Chiswick – probably small change for the man who already owns the Ivy Group and Annabel’s nightclub.

Burkle on the other hand is a grocery billionaire who made his money in part supplying McDonald's and is part owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team…and also bought into music promoters AGI, this week, who first made a splash promoting Billy Joel.

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