Statements recently made by nightclub entrepreneur Paul Kinsey have led industry observers to conclude that he is on the acquisitions trail. Commenting during the release of financial results for his nightclub business Nexum Leisure, he said: "Consolidation is a no-brainer. Virtually the whole nightclub sector is on the market. Some people think that there will be easier ways to make money going forward." Observers are betting on The Nightclub Company and Brook Leisure as the most likely acquisition targets. Nexum announced sales revenue of £8.3m, an 8% increase for the first half of the year. The company’s leading brand is Escapade.

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