Enterprise Inns, the quoted pub group, yesterday continued its share buyback programme, purchasing £4.428m of shares. The tenanted and leased group, which owns nearly 7,700 pubs, bought 422,464 shares at an average price of 1048.2387p. 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. At its results announcement, Enterprise said a new debt facility had provided £600m of funds for acquisitions and share buybacks.