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  • Bounce-operator appoints PE director

  • Bid for Greene King valued at c.£4.6bn

  • Steve Gotham: Frequenting fall-out

Upcoming events


The Restaurant Conference

18 September 2019
Marriott Grosvenor Square, London 

Attend MCA’s Restaurant Conference to hear sector leaders discuss:
• Winning strategies in a competitive marketplace
• Key trends and opportunities
• The big issues
• Evolution after a CVA
• Disruption: Deliveroo’s plans to deliver ingredients and more
• Future leaders: the next generation of operators



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Latest journals

MCA Journal August 2019

August 2019

After a busy few weeks of M&A activity, Dominic Walsh looks at some of the deals going on and examines the role played by activist investors, while Graeme Smith questions whether the current rate of M&A will slow anytime soon.
There are also interviews with Stonegate, EiG and analysis of the potential £3bn deal between the two pub groups. Meanwhile, Steve Gotham visits a new look Bill’s, Georgi Gyton takes a look at Hard Rock International’s new flagship café in Piccadilly Circus, Finn Scott-Delany interviews the boss of Bleecker Burger and MCA’s sister title Food Spark investigates the trend for vending machines serving up fresh salads.

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