Stonegate eyes Barracuda Pub Co

Stonegate eyes Barracuda Pub Co

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Stonegate, the TDR Capital-backed managed pub operator, is understood to be running a slide rule over Barracuda Pub Company, the c.200-strong pub group, prior to a possible bid for the business, the PMA has learnt.

Sector business failures on the rise

Sector business failures on the rise

By John Harrington, M&C Report

The number of businesses falling into administration in the licensed trade increased by more than one quarter between Q2 and Q3 2011, according to new down-beat figures from the Insolvency Service.

Paveley: Admiral's new executive chairman

Paveley appointed to Admiral chair

By Mark Stretton, M&C Report

Jonathan Paveley, the former Punch Taverns director, has been appointed executive chairman of Admiral Taverns. He replaces Gary Landesberg following...

Terry Scales was hit by the rogue till roll supplier back in 2007

Rogue till-roll supplier wound up

By John Harrington

A rogue till-roll supplier that tried to con hundreds of licensees has been wound-up by the Insolvency Service.

Moore: pre-pack defence

Pre-packs: what's the deal?

By David Moore, Begbies Traynor

Pre-pack administrations have become increasingly controversial. David Moore, a partner with business rescue, recovery and restructuring specialist Begbies Traynor, defends the pre-pack.

Bish: Government needs to help pubs

Pub company insolvencies jump 45%

By Ewan Turney

The number of pub and bar companies becoming insolvent jumped by 45% between the third and fourth quarter of 2008. The Government's Insolvency...

Coulson: insolvency means losing your licence

Lapse of licence under section 27

By Peter Coulson

The economic downturn has thrown up some legal traps in the licensed trade recently, principally in terms of the premises licence itself, says Peter Coulson.

Bowes 'made footy legend bankrupt'

Bowes 'made footy legend bankrupt'

By The PMA Team

Geordie football legend Malcolm Macdonald devotes eight pages of his autobiography, Super Mac, to how he was forced into bankruptcy through dealings...