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Portfolio expansion: the 18 sites acquired by RedCat from The Coaching Inn Group are across a number of counties

RedCat acquires The Coaching Inn Group

By Nikkie Thatcher

Former Greene King boss Rooney Anand’s investment vehicle RedCat Pub Company is set to acquire The Coaching Inn Group for a rumoured £50m.

Face-to-face event: the MA Leaders Club event will be taking place on Thursday 23 September in Leeds (image: Getty/Duncan Cuthbertson)

MA Leaders Club

Full MA Leaders Club Leeds event agenda confirmed

By Nikkie Thatcher

The recently rebranded MA Leaders Club will be hosting its first event, and the first face to face event for the club in a year and a half, later this year.

What's in the news 2 July

MA's Review of the Week

‘Staying open is a challenge’

By Ed Bedington

This week’s headlines highlight the ongoing staffing challenges faced by the sector alongside closures of venues due to self-isolation. The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington also caught up with Alastair Scott, managing director of Catton Hospitality...

Multiple operator: Insolvency specialists were seeking a buyer for Rileys Sports Bars in 2020 (image: Getty/monsitj)

Rileys Sports Bars reports above expected trading

By Nikkie Thatcher

Thirteen-strong multiple operator Rileys Sports Bars has announced growth of 9% compared to 2019 across its estate for the three weeks since reopening on Monday 17 May.

CVA approved: 'The approval of the CVA means we can look forward to strong growth and begin rebuilding the business on a positive financial footing,' Jillian MacLean, founder and CEO of Drake & Morgan said

Drake & Morgan CVA approved

By Stuart Stone

London-based cocktail bar and restaurant group Drake & Morgan’s creditors have approved a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) – with 90% voting in favour of proposals.

North Bar and North Brewing Co Fiona Potts Big Interview

Big interview

Secrets behind the success of North Bar/North Brewing Co

By Nikkie Thatcher

Off the back of North Bar/North Brewing Co’s recent win at the 2021 Publican Awards, The Morning Advertiser caught up (virtually of course) with head of retail Fiona Potts just before the company opened its latest venue for outdoor trading.

Pub goer resilience: 'I've looked at some of the figures thinking, ‘really?’ the weather was pretty cold – ‘where's that come from?’, Clive Watson says

'Change in emphasis' to boost City Pub Group expansion

By Stuart Stone

City Pub Group’s executive chairman, Clive Watson, explains that the operator’s definition of ‘high quality’ pub opportunities has changed slightly as the Group emerges from lockdown.

Done deal: Nightcap acquired all but two of Adventure Bar Group's sites (image: Getty/scyther5)

Nightcap raises £10m through share placing

By Georgi Gyton, MCA

Nightcap has raised £10m through a share placing in order to further its investment strategy and to roll out its recent acquisition of Adventure Bar Group (ABG).

Group takeover: Tonight Josephine is one Adventure Bar's brands that is included in the transaction

Adventure Bar acquired by Nightcap

By Nikkie Thatcher

Recently formed hospitality group Nightcap has completed its second purchase by acquiring the owner of brands including Blame Gloria and Tonight Josephine, Adventure Bar Group.

'Best possible alfresco experiences': 'We’re delighted to have been able to invest this funding in our managed pub estate, to ensure that we are well positioned to meet the evolving needs of our customers,' St Austell's Kevin Georgel said

St Austell reopens managed pubs

By MCA Insight

St Austell Brewery reopened 18 of its managed houses for outdoor service on 29 April, having made significant investments in its al fresco spaces.

Blue sky thinking: 'The level of optimism and positivity in the business, after a very, very challenging period, is sky high at the moment,' Shepherd Neame CEO Jonathan Neame said

‘Number one priority is to restore the business’

By Stuart Stone

Sharing a heartland with Covid-19’s ‘Kent variant’ has seen the vast majority of Shepherd Neame’s 300-odd sites shuttered for more than five months. As such, CEO Jonathan Neame is looking forward to what he believes will be a ‘very good summer’.

Online event: the next MA500 conference will be taking place virtually (image: Getty/Russian Labo)

MA500

MA500 May 2021 agenda unveiled

By The Morning Advertiser

The next MA500 conference is set to take place on Thursday 13 May and we can now reveal the topics we will cover at the online event.

What's in the news 1 April?

MA's Review of the Week

'Sustainability more important than ever'

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington spoke with Darwin and Wallace boss Mel Marriott on the headlines of this week

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