Las Iguanas

Las Iguanas is now part of Casual Dining Group

Casual Dining Group acquires Las Iguanas

By James Wallin

Casual Dining Group (CDG) has acquired the 41­-strong Las Iguanas restaurant chain from private equity firm Bowmark Capital in a deal thought to be worth between £80m and £90m.

Eren Ali, founder of Las Iguanas. Photo: Rob Lawson

Business Profile: Las Iguanas

By Joe Lutrario

Back in 1991 Eren Ali bought a failed Italian restaurant on a Bristol back street. Two decades later, Las Iguanas is the biggest player in the South American space. 

Ajith Jaya-Wickrema joins the six-strong Tampopo chain

Las Iguanas founder joins Tampopo

By Mark Stretton

One of the founders of Las Iguanas has joined the board of Tampopo, the East Asian noodle house concept, as an investing director.