Luminar, the nightclub group, has denied making an offer for troubled Regent Inns or holding talks to merge Regent with 3D Entertainment. The company headed by Stephen Thomas said Regent Inns had declined to enter into talks with representatives of 3D, the bar group in which Luminar holds a 49% stake. In a stock exchange statement, the group said: “Luminar has not made an informal offer for Regent and is not in any discussions with Regent, but is, as announced, actively pursuing a number of options for the disposal of its 49% stake in 3D Entertainment (3DE). “It is disappointing to note that Regent Inns has always declined to enter any discussions with representatives of 3DE to evaluate the financial and commercial logic of a combination of 3DE and Regent Inns to the benefit of shareholders in 3DE and Regent Inns. “There is no certainty that any discussions between 3DE and Regent Inns would lead to an offer being made for Regent Inns.” Regent Inns, the operator of Walkabout, Old Orleans and Jongleurs, recently said that it would focus on a sale-and-leaseback of its freehold properties rather than a sale of the business. Luminar had explored a tie up between 3D and Food & Drink Group, before talks were aborted. The latter is set to be placed into administration.