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How best to manage a business break-up

By Barney Leaf

Many restaurant and hotel businesses are set up through partnerships, but what do you do when one partner wants out? Barney Leaf, an expert in shareholder disputes at Laytons Solicitors, advises on how best to manage a business break-up.

Capital Pub Company operates 34 pubs, including The Florence, in the Greater London area

Fuller’s £53.9m bid for Capital Pub Company rejected

By Becky Paskin

Capital Pub Company has rejected a bid by Fuller’s to acquire the group for £53.9m and has refused to enter talks with the group, claiming such a price ‘substantially undervalued the business and its prospects’.

Piccolino operator set for private takeover

Piccolino operator set for private takeover

By Lorraine Heller

The Individual Restaurant Company (IRC), operator of Piccolino and Restaurant Bar & Grill, is to be fully acquired by W2D2 the consortium led by leading shareholder Malcolm Walker and chief executive Steven Walker.

The sale of Eat is expected to fetch more than £100m

Sandwich chain Eat up for sale

By Martyn Leek

Eat, the sandwich shop chain, has been put up for sale again, just months after talks with Waitrose over a potential buyout came to an end

Carluccio's shareholders are mulling over a £90m cash offer for the group

Carluccio’s poised for £90m sale deal

By Mark Stretton

Carluccio’s, the all-day Italian restaurant chain, is on the verge of accepting an offer of £90m for the entire group – from its franchise partner in the Middle East

The Kaye family has tightened its hold on Dim T

Kaye family tighten grip on Dim T operator

By Chris Druce

The Kaye family has strengthened its position in Tasty, the AIM listed operator behind the Dim T chain of restaurants, following a £2m share placing

Gaucho operates 14 steakhouse restaurants in the UK

Gaucho profits leap

By Chris Druce

Gaucho, the Argentinean steakhouse concept, achieved a 20 per cent rise in profits up to £7.6m in 2009

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