And so, London Olympia was first put on the market back in late 2015 but attracted little interest from potential buyers. In the first six months of 2016, though, Olympia saw a sudden financial upturn, including a 19% rise in earnings. The sale was subsequently put on hold during the flush period.
In early April 2017 the deal was closed by German investors Deutsche Finance International and Yoo Capital who secured Olympia for £296m. This sale included not just the exhibition venue but also a larger plot including planning consent for a new hotel and around 90 flats.