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The transaction follows acquisitions by Hawthorn Leisure earlier in 2014 of 363 leased and tenanted pubs

Hawthorn Leisure completes Nectar deal

Hawthorn Leisure, the May Capital-backed group, has completed the acquisition of Nectar Taverns, the operator of 25 pubs in the north west, in a deal understood to be valued at £10m.

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