Caprice Holdings, the luxury restaurant group backed by Richard Caring, saw a slight rise in like-for-like sales of 1% across its existing estate for the 79 weeks to 2nd January 2011 compared to the previous year. The company said turnover for the extended accounting period was £60.7m up from £39.5m in the year to 28 June 2009. Pre-tax profit for the 79 weeks was £9.7m, up from £8.43m in the previous year. Ebitda stood at £13.1m against a £10.1m in 2009, while operating profit rose from £8.2m to £9.9m. The company said that the increase in turnover and like-for-like sales was a “considerable achievement in the difficult economic environment prevailing during the period”. It said that capital expenditure during the period related its continued investment in its sites, plus the opening of its Mount Street deli site in London’s Mayfair. Across the nightclub side of the business, which goes under the MBH Group name, like-for-like sales increased 3%.CH Acquisitions, which , which includes the Ivy, Scott’s and Le Caprice, saw turnover rise from £46.8m to £72.6m. No dividend was paid to the respective directors, including Caring, who took £6m in the previous year across all the businesses. The group recently opened its first site under the Ivy name in Dubai, while a Ivy Cafe is set to open in Covent Garden next year. It is set to open a new venue in London’s Grosvenor Square called 34, later this year.