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

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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.

Talented: Tim Painter with Angelo Rabelo (left) and Leah Bowen (right) have completed their training

Stonegate reaches 300 managers trained milestone

By Nicholas Robinson

A whopping 300 staff have been trained up to management level through Stonegate’s Accelerator programme, following the recent graduation of 17 deputy managers this month.

New look: the Crown has been refurbished over the past few months (image credit: Facebook)

French chef takes on Hawthorn pub

By Nikkie Thatcher

A French chef who has previously run more than 40 restaurants has taken on an Oxfordshire village pub with Hawthorn Leisure.

Varied group: Deltic has a plethora of different brands

A night on the tiles with Deltic

By Nikkie Thatcher

When the DJ throws down a dirty beat, you’ve got to hit the dance floor – here is the latest on nightclub experts Deltic

New opening: the Canary Wharf venue will offer a plethora of drinks

Darwin & Wallace to open 8th bar

By Nikkie Thatcher

Independent group Darwin & Wallace is opening its first venue in Canary Wharf, east London, this year (November).

Moving forward: David Hancock founded Inn Places four years ago

The Epicurean Club acquires Inn Places

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Epicurean Club has bought travel accommodation website Inn Places with a view to creating the “largest direct marketing channel and booking platform for premium inns and pubs”.

Fresh moniker: the name change aims to reflect the company’s strategy to meet the changing needs of the upcoming generation

Charles Wells changes name to Wells & Co

By Nikkie Thatcher

Family-owned operator Charles Wells has revealed it will be changing its name to Wells & Co alongside the construction of its new flagship brewery in Bedford, which is due to reach completion next year.

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