Enterprise Inns, the quoted pub group, yesterday continued its share buyback programme, purchasing £2.549m of shares. The tenanted and leased group, which owns nearly 7,700 pubs, bought 250,000 shares at an average price of 1019.98p. Deutsche Bank has predicted that the group’s share buyback programme will total £1bn by the end of 2007, expanding to 27% of the group’s equity. The investment back has maintained its recommendation to “buy” concerning the group, which it said was on track to hand back £4bn to shareholders over the next ten years. At its results announcement, Enterprise said a new debt facility had provided £600m of funds for acquisitions and share buybacks.