Ei Group

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

Big interview

'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.

Refunds issued: Ei Group has agreed to pay back increases in tied rents paid following the service of the MRO notice

Ei refunds tenants following withdrawal of PCA advice note

By Stuart Stone

Stating that it ‘does not necessarily’ agree with advice issued by the pubs code adjudicator (PCA), Ei Group has refunded tenants who experienced rent increases following the serving of an market-rent-only (MRO) notice.

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

Exclusive

Stonegate to invest in Ei Group portfolio

By Nicholas Robinson

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

By Nicholas Robinson

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.

Fruits of labour: winners at the Ei Group Awards 2019

Ei Group Awards 2019 winners revealed

By Nicholas Robinson

A glut of Ei Group pub operators have been named as the best businesses of the pubco’s sites, which number in excess of 4,400.

Winning team: attracting sports fans is important for community pubs says Ei’s Nick Light

Trio agrees deal to upgrade 161 fan-friendly pubs

By Stuart Stone

Ei Publican Partnerships, Molson Coors and Sky Sports have agreed a partnership that will see them deliver bespoke sports experiences across Ei’s estate of leased and tenanted pubs.

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