All Spirit Pub Company articles – Page 3

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    Spirit set to recommend revised Greene King offer


    Spirit Pub Company has announced that it is willing to recommend a revised takeover offer from Greene King of approximately 109.5p, which values the company at £723.5m

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    ​Analyst corner: Nick Batram on Spirit


    Under the heading “Greene with envy” Nick Batram at Peel Hunt looks at the upcoming full-year update from Spirit

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    ​Spirit shares climb on higher bid speculation


    Shares in Spirit climbed 6.1% to 90.75p amid speculation that Greene King will soon return with a firm offer for the business

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    Spirit launches seasonal menu with cook-off


    Spirit Pub Company has launched a new seasonal menu across its tenanted and leased pub estate

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    Analysis & Insight

    M&A market back with a boom


    Two potential deals are keeping City gossip hot at the moment, but they are very different types of bid. One company is categorically saying no to an offer while silence rules the other tender, Dominic Walsh tells all

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    Spirit raises £43k for Prostate Cancer UK


    Spirit Pub Company raised £43,000 for Prostate Cancer UK from a special initiative during this summer’s football World Cup

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    Greene King 'can justify expected price for Spirit'


    Greene King is likely to have to offer between 110p and 120p per share for Spirit Pub Company, an amount that can be justified from a multiple of earnings perspective, according to leading analyst Nick Batram

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    New John Barras menu focuses on 'food challenges'


    John Barras, the 20-strong pub brand from Spirit, has introduced food challenges as part of its new autumn menu

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    Deal of the decade?


    What lies behind Greene King’s approach for Spirit Pub Company, what complications does it bring and what does it tell us about the current state of the pub market? John Harrington speaks to the experts

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    Spirit: Greene King offer 'undervalued' the company


    Spirit Pub Company has said Greene King’s 100p-per-share offer for the firm “undervalued” the group, with Spirit’s board saying it “remains fully confident in the ongoing execution of Spirit’s strategy as an independent company”

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    Fayre & Square introduces 'healthier' kids' pizzas


    Fayre & Square, Spirit Pub Company’s family pub restaurant brand, is introducing a range of “healthier” pizzas for its children’s menu

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    Flaming Grill gives 30% off... to red heads


    Spirit Pub Company’s Flaming Grill brand is offering 30% off food for people with red hair for one day only to mark Prince Harry’s 30th birthday on Monday (15 September)

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    ​Fayre & Square adds to menus


    Fayre & Square, Spirit Pub Company’s 159-strong family pub brand, has added new items to its main menu and also launched its new children’s menu chosen by children themselves

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    Spirit to double apprentice numbers


    Spirit Pub Company plans to double the number of its apprentices to more than 2,000, it has announced as it launches a new programme aimed at those looking for a career in the kitchen

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    Collyer: Spirit is moving up the pecking order


    Leading analyst Geof Collyer has upgraded his earnings per share (EPS) forecast for Spirit Pub Company, saying the group is “moving higher up the pecking order” following its above-expectations trading update, although some concerns remain

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    Batram: Spirit will exceed expectations


    Another analyst has predicted that Spirit Pub Company will exceed expectations following yesterday’s trading update

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    Spirit Q4 managed lfls rise 2.1%


    Spirit Pub Company has reported a 2.1% rise in like-for-like net sales in its managed arm for the 12 weeks to 16 August, with net income growth in the leased division accelerating to +4.8%

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    Jack upgrades Spirit PBT forecast


    Leading analyst Douglas Jack has upgraded his full-year pre-tax profit forecast by 3% for Spirit Pub Company following its trading update this morning that exceeded his expectations

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    Spirit 'set for solid Q4'


    Leading analyst Nicholas Batram has predicted a “solid” Q4 for Spirit Pub Company and said he expects the firm to achieve his predicted 4% like-for-like sales growth for the year

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    Cerberus to place Spirit package on the market


    Cerberus, the US private equity owner of Admiral Taverns, is to place 16 pubs leased to Spirit Pub Company on the market