Corporate Finance

Private equity: attracted by pubs’ ability to throw off cash

Hansen: private equity to eye pubs

By Michelle Perrett

Private equity will be looking to invest back into the tenanted pub market, Peter Hansen of Sapient Corporate Finance has predicted.

Closed: pubs are struggling

Bars and restaurants 'are most distressed'

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Bars and restaurants are showing the biggest signs of financial distress amongst UK businesses, according to the latest Red Flag Alert released by...

Hemming: loves the industry

Paul Hemming: the dealmaker

By Phil Mellows

Selling Balls Brothers to Novus Leisure is just the latest deal by Paul Hemming. But he's not just a number-cruncher, as Phil Mellows discovers.

Sapient Corporate Finance

Sapient Corporate Finance

By Sapient Corporate Finance

Sapient Corporate Finance was established in 1997 to provide corporate finance advisory services to clients in the pub, bar, restaurant and broader...

Wetherspoons: new openings going well

LFLs up 1.0% at Wetherspoons

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

Wetherspoons has unveiled like-for-like sales growth of 1.0% in the 11 weeks to 11 July 2010 and reported that its latest openings were "encouraging".