Coombs is in talks with Andrew Davis, founder of Von Essen Hotels Ltd., over the sale of the heliport, which is valued at about 35 million pounds ($55.4 million), the newspaper said. The heliport, in the Battersea area south of the Thames, is allowed to service 12,000 takeoff and landings a year, charging pilots between 750 pounds and 1,000 pounds per service.
Coombs is facing competition from an investment group that includes Matrix Group Ltd., the London-based newspaper said.
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