Ei Group

Ongoing discussions: the deal was first announced in July last year

Stonegate/Ei deal approved by CMA

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Competition Markets Authority (CMA) has passed the proposed acquisition of Ei Group by Stonegate Pub Company, after the pubcos satisfied the watchdog that a set number of pubs would be sold to avoid potential monopolies.

Former glory: publicans Mark and Clare Oglesby have teamed up with Ei Publican Partnerships to renovate the Bay Horse Inn

Ei supports licensees in £380k pub refurb

By Alice Leader

The Bay Horse Inn pub has been restored to its former glory after licensees Mark and Clare Oglesby and Ei Publican Partnerships pumped £380,000 into its refurbishment.

Spurring sales: Ei gears up to offer customers free pints next month

Ei to boost January trade with 100k free drinks giveaway

By Alice Leader

Ei Publican Partnerships is launching the ‘Cheer Up January’ initiative that will donate 100,000 free drinks to drive footfall and drink sales for publicans during the notoriously quiet post-Christmas period.

Managed expectations: Ei Group's James Croft sets out his plans for the future

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Ei Group eyes 100 managed sites a year

By Nicholas Robinson

With a growing portfolio of managed businesses under its belt, how does Ei Group strategy and retail director James Croft view the future?

Business as usual: Ei Group’s chief executive said Stonegate will continue to improve the quality of its pub portfolio

Ei Group sales up ahead of takeover

By Emily Hawkins

Pub giant Ei Group has announced a like-for-like sales increase across its managed sites as it approaches its takeover by Stonegate.

Stone-cold ambition: internal promotion is big at Stonegate with a focus on training and leadership

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'Please judge us on our track record' says Stonegate boss

By Ed Bedington

It’s been a tumultuous year in the pub trade on the acquisition front but the news that Stonegate was bidding for the much larger Ei Group still caught many by surprise. One of the leading architects of the deal Simon Longbottom reveals all.

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