Deal News

Wagamama restaurant

Leading TRG shareholder against Wagamama deal

20 Nov 2018

One of The Restaurant Group’s (TRG) biggest shareholders has come out in opposition to the company’s proposed £559m acquisition of Wagamama.

Peach Pubs High Field in Edgbaston

TRG pulls out of Peach talks

19 Nov 2018

The Restaurant Group (TRG) has pulled out of talks to acquire Peach Pub Company, the Midlands-based, multiple pub operator, as it puts all its focus on getting its proposed £559m acquisition of Wagamama across the line, MCA understands.

Cheshire Cheese

West End pub let to Shep Neame sells for £3.75m

16 Nov 2018

The freehold investment of The Cheshire Cheese pub in London’s West End has been sold to a pension fund investor for £3.75m.


Second extension for Intu takeover talks

14 Nov 2018

The board of Intu has approved another extension to the deadline for a firm takeover bid from a consortium led by its largest shareholder, John Whittaker, after describing “good progress being made”.


Diageo to sell 19 brands for £427m

12 Nov 2018

Diageo has agreed to sell a portfolio of 19 brands to US distiller Sazerac for £427m.

Dirty Martini

Dirty Martini owner reviews its options

11 Nov 2018

CG Restaurants, the owner of the Dirty Martini cocktail bars chain, is reviewing its options after receiving a number of unsolicited approaches.

Costa Coffee

Goldex sells 14 Costa franchise sites to AM Coffee Holdings

02 Nov 2018

Goldex Investments Limited has sold 14 of its 60 Costa Coffee franchise site to AM Coffee Holdings, in a multi-million pound deal.

patisserie valerie sainsburys

Scott rules out bid for Patisserie Valerie

31 Oct 2018

David Scott, the former chief executive of Druckers, has issued a statement to the stock exchange denying any attempt to make a takeover bid for Patisserie Holdings.


Intu extends takeover bid deadline

31 Oct 2018

Shopping centre landlord Intu has agreed an extension to the deadline for a consortium led by its largest shareholder, John Whittaker, to make a takeover bid.


TRG gambles big on Wagamama deal

31 Oct 2018

The Restaurant Group (TRG) chief executive Andy McCue has rolled the dice and landed on Wagamama – arguably the UK restaurant sector’s best-in-class concept. It is a gamble that many would argue the Frankie & Benny’s operator had to take, but – with TRG’s shareholder still to OK the deal – what does it mean for both businesses and for the wider sector, asks Mark Wingett.


Intu bidders up offer

19 Oct 2018

Shopping centre landlord, Intu, has updated on discussions concerning a posible takeover bid from a consortium led by its largest shareholder, John Whittaker.

Costa Coffee

Whitbread shareholders vote in favour of Costa sale

11 Oct 2018

Whitbread shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the sale of its Costa Coffee arm to Coca-Cola for £3.9bn.

Brookmans Peach Pub Company

TRG in talks to acquire Peach Pub Company

15 Sep 2018

The Restaurant Group (TRG) is in talks to acquire Peach Pub Company, the Midlands-based, multiple pub operator

Revolution Bars Group

Revolution board confirms new talks with Deltic

07 Sep 2018

Revolution Bars Group has confirmed that it has re-entered talks with Deltic Group.

Thali Cafe

Thali Café acquired out of administration

07 Sep 2018

Thali Café, the Bristol-based, Indian restaurant group, has been acquired out of administration by a new private company called Jugaard Ltd, MCA has learnt.