Administration

North Brewing sold to Kirkstall owner in a pre-pack administration deal

North Brewing sold to Kirkstall owner

By James McAllister

North Brewing has been acquired by Steve Holt, owner of fellow Leeds-based brewery Kirkstall, in a pre-pack deal that will secure the jobs of 78 North employees.

Lee Westcott's restaurants Elodie and Vervain close as Birch Selsdon goes into administration

Administrators close Birch Selsdon

By James McAllister

Two restaurants overseen by chef Lee Westcott have closed with the hotel in which they were located being forced to shut.

Mamma Dough bought out of administration with five of the group’s seven restaurants saved from closure

Mamma Dough bought out of administration

By James McAllister

South London-based pizza chain Mamma Dough has been bought out of administration, with five of the group’s seven sites set to continue trading.

healthy eating food to go chain Crussh secures pre-pack sale saving eight sites

Crussh secures pre-pack sale

By Finn Scott-Delany

Crussh, the healthy eating food to go chain, has been acquired in a pre-pack administration deal, saving eight stores, with three closing.

Ping Pong sold in pre-pack administration

Ping Pong sold in pre-pack administration

By Georgi Gyton

Ping Pong has been sold to AJT Dimsum Limited in a pre-pack administration, with all six restaurants and staff to transferred to the new owner.

AMT Coffee acquired from administration by SSP

AMT Coffee acquired from administration by SSP

By James McAllister

Travel hub-focused coffee chain AMT Coffee has been acquired from administration by SSP, with 18 sites to close with immediate effect and around 100 employees made redundant.

Absurd Bird enters administration

Absurd Bird enters administration

By Finn Scott-Delany

Fried chicken brand Absurd Bird has entered into administration with the closure of its five dine-in restaurants.

Jeremy King loses battle for control over Corbin & King as Minor International acquires full control of business

Jeremy King loses battle for control over Corbin & King

By James McAllister

Jeremy King has lost control of the group that bears his and business partner Chris Corbin's name after its major shareholder, Minor International, fully acquired it in an auction held overnight.

Minor International prepares action against Jeremy King

Minor International prepares action against Jeremy King

By Restaurant

Corbin & King investor Minor International is preparing two further legal cases involving restaurateur Jeremy King, in the latest development in the battle for control over the London-based restaurant group.

Jeremy King:

Jeremy King: "We are under seige but in rude financial health"

By Restaurant

Corbin & King co-founder Jeremy King has described his business as being “under siege” from majority stakeholder Minor International and insists that the restaurant business is in “rude health and as profitable as ever”.

Deltic sold to Rekom for £10m

Deltic sold to Rekom for £10m

By James McAllister

UK nightlife operator Deltic was bought out of administration by Scandinavian nightclub group Rekom last month for £10m, accounts from administrator BDO reveal.

Camino rescue deal secures 77 jobs

Camino rescue deal secures 77 jobs

By James McAllister

Spanish restaurant group Camino has secured a rescue deal that will preserve its four restaurant and two bar locations in London, securing 77 jobs in the process.

Slim Chicken Giraffe owner Boparan completes Gourmet Burger Kitchen GBK acquisition

Boparan completes GBK acquisition

By James McAllister

Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) has acquired Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) in a pre-pack administration deal that will save 35 of the chain's 62-strong estate.

Boparan looks to acquire Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Boparan looks to acquire Gourmet Burger Kitchen

By James McAllister

Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner owner Boparan is reportedly set to add a further brand it its portfolio by acquiring Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) through a pre-pack administration deal.

Pre-pack administration sales to face mandatory independent scrutiny

Pre-pack sales to face mandatory independent scrutiny

By James McAllister

New laws will require mandatory independent scrutiny of pre-pack administration sales where connected parties - such as the insolvent company’s existing directors or shareholders - are involved in the purchase.

Tossed acquired by former directors Neil Sebba and Angelina Harrisson

Tossed acquired by former directors

By James McAllister

Salad bar brand Tossed has been acquired out of administration by its former managing and commercial directors Neil Sebba and Angelina Harrisson.

Casual Dining Group enters administration

Casual Dining Group enters administration

By James McAllister

Casual Dining Group (CDG) has entered administration with 91 sites in its c.250-strong restaurant estate set to be closed permanently.

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