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'Clear vision': 'Despite the challenges of the last year, the actions we have taken have ensured that Marston’s has emerged a stronger and more focused business with a substantially strengthened balance sheet', according to Marston's Ralph Findlay

Marston’s records £105.5m loss

By Stuart Stone

While pub operator Marston’s has revealed a £105.5m pre-tax loss in the 26 weeks to 3 April, the firm cites post-lockdown sales hitting 80% of pre-pandemic levels as cause for optimism.

Former history: a previous bid from Platinum was unanimously rejected by Marston's

Platinum walks away from Marston’s bid

By Nikkie Thatcher

Platinum Equity Advisors has announced it does not intend to submit a revised proposal for Marston’s and will not make a firm offer for the business.

Private interest: Marston’s has confirmed reports that US-based Platinum Equity has made an initial approach to take the firm private

Marston’s confirms private equity interest

By Stuart Stone

Pub company Marston’s has confirmed reports that US-based Platinum Equity has made an initial approach to take the Wolverhampton-based operator private.

New chapter: 'whilst short-term uncertainty remains, we have taken swift action to future-proof the business to withstand the challenges presented by the pandemic and Marston’s has emerged a significantly stronger business,' Ralph Findlay explained

Marston’s records £397m pre-tax loss

By Stuart Stone

Pub operator Marston’s has revealed that it made a total loss of £397.1m during the year to 3 October 2020 following the closure of its near 1,400 strong pub estate for 15 weeks.

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Pub companies announce lockdown rent plans

By Emily Hawkins

Pub companies including Greene King and Stonegate Pub Company have confirmed rent reductions for tenants to 10% for the second lockdown period.

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Prime Minister pledges cash for wet pubs

By Emily Hawkins

Most areas in England will be placed into tier two measures this week while pubs in a number of areas must remain closed under the strictest rules.

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