Deal News

Simon Townsend

EiG ‘considering sale of commercial property arm’

10 Jul 2018

Ei Group has appointed advisors to assess a potential sale of its commercial property division, according to reports.


Private equity circling Wagamama

02 Jul 2018

Reports have suggested that private equity groups are already circling Wagamama, with a sale of the business possible before the end of the summer.

Zeev Godik

Godik among bidders for Gaucho

29 Jun 2018

Gaucho Group founder Zeev Godik is believed to be amongst the bidders for his former business, MCA has learnt.


Marston’s signs five-year deal with Founders Brewing

26 Jun 2018

Marston’s has secured a new five year distribution deal with American craft brewers - Founders Brewing Co.


Beavertown confirms Heineken investment

21 Jun 2018

Beavertown Brewery founder Logan Plant has confirmed the sale of a minority stake to Heineken, as reported by MCA last month.

Zonal chief exec

Zonal to acquire EPoS supplier Comtrex

15 Jun 2018

Zonal Retail Data Systems has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the share capital of EPoS systems supplier Comtrex.

Pret A Manger

Pret sets pace as M&A activity hots up

13 Jun 2018

The past month has arguably been the sector’s busiest for M&A activity in recent memory – and the most diverse.

Rosas Thai Cafe

TriSpan confirms investment in Rosa’s

06 Jun 2018

Private equity firm TriSpan has confirmed it has acquired a majority stake in Rosa’s Thai Café

Pret Nice Airport

Bridgepoint confirms Pret sale to JAB

29 May 2018

Bridgepoint has confirmed it is to sell Pret A Manger to JAB Holdings in a deal that is thought to value the chain at £1.5bn


Heineken in talks to acquire stake in Beavertown

25 May 2018

Heineken is understood to be in talks to acquire a minority stake in Beavertown Brewery.


YiFang secures first UK sites

25 May 2018

Taiwanese fruit tea brand, YiFang, which launched its first permanent UK site today, has secured a second location due to open in early summer.

Costa Coffee

Private equity groups ‘circle Costa’

23 May 2018

A number of private equity groups are circling Costa, opening the door to a potential £3bn sale of the business, according to reports.

Hawthorn logo

NewRiver in talks to acquire Hawthorn Leisure

19 May 2018

NewRiver is believed to be in advanced talks to acquire Hawthorn Leisure in a deal thought to be valued at more than £100m

Whitbread acknowledges Costa will be vulnerable to bids

11 May 2018

It has emerged that Whitbread’s investor relations team admitted last month’s demerger announcement could trigger bids for Costa.

Coal Bar and Grill

Coal acquired by Sunshine Capital

04 May 2018

Charterhouse Leisure, which trades as Coal Grill & Bar, has been acquired by Sunshine Capital, MCA understands.