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Capital unlocked: Stonegate boss Simon Longbottom is ready to invest in Ei estate, should the deal go through

Stonegate to invest in Ei Group portfolio

Stonegate is prepared to pump money into all aspects of Ei Group’s estate, should the deal go through, chief executive Simon Longbottom has told The Morning Advertiser (MA).

Massive deal: Stonegate buys Ei Group for £1.3bn

Stonegate to buy Ei Group for £1.3bn

Stonegate Pub Company has today (18 July) agreed to buy pubco Ei Group for £1.27bn, which will see the operator’s estate rise by 4,000 sites, making Stonegate the UK’s largest pub owner.

Ever expanding: the acquisitions of Be At One and Fever Bars are the latest in a series of marquee deals by Stonegate

Stonegate’s biggest deals: a timeline of the pubco

Formed in 2010 by private equity firm TDR Capital to acquire 333 pubs from Mitchells & Butlers, Stonegate Pub Company has acquired 88 sites in the past six months – growing its portfolio to 772 sites nationwide.

Tell me why: TripAdvisor users have given a plethora of reasons they visit the review site

TripAdvisor still important to consumers

Like it or loathe it, almost three quarters (70%) of consumers say they use TripAdvisor because of its descriptive and helpful reviews, a new global study has found.

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