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TOP 5: Key themes shaping conversations between pubs and investors

TOP 5: Key themes shaping conversations between pubs and investors

After years of playing second fiddle to casual dining brands, pubs are whetting the appetite of investors. As FEJ revealed yesterday, analysts are predicting that the ‘return of the pub’ is set to play a dominant role in the M&A market over the next few years. Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO’s newly-published Restaurants and

Azzurri, Prezzo and CDG tipped to lead market consolidation

Overseas investors could be tempted to dip their toe into the UK foodservice market over the next six to 12 months, while the country’s biggest chains may look upon acquisition as their quickest route to growth, analysts have suggested. Despite challenging market conditions, continued private equity interest in “differentiated, scalable concepts” is expected to attract

Investors shun big casual dining brands for smaller restaurant concepts

Smaller restaurant concepts bidding to scale from 10 to 30 sites stand more chance of attracting private equity investment than larger, more established operators targeting 100 sites, a new report claims. Large-scale M&A has been limited during 2017, with private equity notably more cautious on the sector than in recent years. And according to business

Private equity cash still available to bankroll kitchen schemes

Innovative foodservice brands that can differentiate themselves will still attract “healthy valuations” from potential private equity buyers despite challenging market conditions, a leading business advisory has claimed. Private equity cash has been a major factor in restaurant growth over the last decade, helping to fund huge chain roll-outs and resulting kitchen projects. But fears that

British manufacturers fear ‘sudden contraction’ as 2016 looms

The government is being urged to provide the manufacturing sector with greater tax relief and investment incentives or risk seeing its growth slow in 2016. As the prospects of the UK services and manufacturing industries continue to diverge, the Government’s plans to rebalance the UK economy are increasingly at risk, according to the latest Business

No room for complacency, restaurant chains warned

The restaurant industry has been warned against complacency following the publication of figures that show a dip in monthly sales earlier this year and suggest customers are becoming more discerning. The restaurant and bars sector has continued to enjoy healthy growth for the past three months, but March saw the first decline in like-for-like sales