Branching out: Red Oak Taverns will expand across the country and refinance its existing debt

Red Oak Taverns receives £42m bank loan

By Emily Hawkins

OakNorth bank has handed Red Oak Taverns a multimillion-pound boost to help it expand across the country and refinance its existing debt.

The right approach to bank borrowing


The right approach to bank borrowing

By Roger Schooling

Roger Schooling, senior partner at Sidney Phillips Business Mortgages, says make sure you get expert advice before making your pitch to the bank

Christie Group pubs

Pubs have become more affordable, says Christie Group

By Mark Wingett

Advisory firm Christie Group has reported this morning that pubs have become more affordable and that funding remains available for experienced operators, but the sale of distressed assets by banks has slowed.

Eclectic eyes expansion on sales boost

Eclectic eyes expansion on sales boost

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Eclectic Clubs & Bars, the Avanti Capital-backed bar group, continues to eye expansion as it reports increased sales and EBITDA in the year to 30 June 2011.

Punch Taverns: review underway

Pressure on Punch continues

By Ewan Turney

Punch executives are set to come under renewed pressure from shareholders at the company's annual general meeting this week. Speculation over the...

Punch: speculation over tenanted pubs

Punch seeks flexibility on debt

By The PMA Team

Punch Taverns has fired a warning shot to bondholders that it may hand back the keys to 5,000-plus leased pubs, unless they offer flexibility on debt...

Enterprise close to £1bn loan deal

Enterprise close to £1bn loan deal

By Gemma McKenna

Enterprise Inns is close to agreeing a refinancing deal of its £1bn bank loan, reports the Sunday Times. Shares in the pubco fell by 11% on Friday...

Punch & Enterprise: both will be hit by London Town reversions

Pubcos to see London Town sites return

By Mark Stretton & The PMA Team

Speculation is rife that Punch Taverns and Enterprise Inns will be major victims of the pre-pack adminstration planned by London Town.

Buchanan: heads up London Town Taverns

London Town poised for pre-pack

By Mark Stretton, M&C Report

London Town is reportedly set to undertake a pre-pack administration this week after failing to find an alternate solution to tackling its debt burden.

Senior: heads up the bar and nightclub company

Utopian renegotiates loan

By The PMA Team

Utopian Leisure renegotiated its loan facilities last month after breaching its banking covenants last year.

Buchanan: group is trading in line with expectations

London Town reports £24.7m loss

By Ewan Turney

Tenanted and leased operator London Town Taverns made a loss of £24.7m last year and is in breach of its bank loans.

Sutcliffe: championed the cause of pubs

Tied pubs get loans lifeline

By John Harrington

Licensees of tied pubs who can't secure bank loans may have been thrown a lifeline — ministers have agreed to include them in a Government guarantee scheme.

Financing a pub buy

Financing a pub buy

By James Wilmore

Q I'm looking to buy a pub and need to raise some capital. What's my first step? A The first step is to assess exactly what you are able to...



loot Brewers could well be a wiser betthan banks for borrowers lookingto finance their pub business. Independent consultantJohn Boardman reports All...