Private Equity

Hawthorn Leisure is thought to have entered exclusive talks to buy Nectar Taverns

Hawthorn in exclusive talks for Nectar

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Hawthorn Leisure, the pub group backed by May Capital, is believed to have entered exclusive talks to acquire Nectar Taverns, which operates 25 wet-led freehouses in the north-west.

Staropramen: Carlsberg will distribute

Carlsberg to distribute Staropramen in UK

By Ewan Turney

Carlsberg UK is to market and distribute Czech lager Staropramen in the UK on behalf of owners StarBev from 14 August. Staropramen was acquired by...

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.

Loungers in Bournemouth: success in the sun

Loungers' turnover boost

By Mark Wingett

Loungers, the privately-owned group behind the Lounge and Cosy Club concepts, has reported a 55% growth in turnover for the 12 months to 30 April,...

Punch: review due in January

Private equity rumours over Punch

By Ewan Turney

Several private equity groups are said to be plotting bids for Punch Taverns, according to reports. The Daily Mail reports that CVC, which was...

Eclectic: £1.8m on three new openings

Eclectic Clubs & Bars to open three venues

By Ewan Turney

Eclectic Clubs & Bars has splashed out £1.8m on opening three venues in Manchester, Norwich and Oxford. The operator, backed by private equity...

Many private equity investors believe valuations will fall in pub sector

Pubs are 'Marmite' for investors

By Ewan Turney

The pub and leisure sector is "Marmite" for private equity investors — they either love it or hate it, according to a new survey. Research by BDO...