Acquisitions News in the Leisure And Lifestyle sector

Thu, 18 Sep 2008: Avondale Coachcraft, Atherton-based designer and maker of caravans, has gone into administration after experiencing a decline of sales....
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Wed, 28 Mar 2007: Tragus, the British mid-market restaurant chain, has agreed to buy UK Spanish-themed restaurant chain La Tasca for around £96m in cash, at 185 pence per s...
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Thu, 08 Mar 2007: Sportech is planning to acquire the Vernons Pools gaming business from Ladbrokes for about £50m, in order to expand its Littlewoods division....
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Fri, 09 Feb 2007: Bourne Leisure has acquired Far Grange Park, the holiday park with 100 staff and 850 pitches in Skipsea, near Hornsea, in a multi-million pound deal....
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Thu, 08 Feb 2007: Park Holidays UK has acquired the Landscove and Riviera Bay holiday parks in South Devon....
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Wed, 07 Feb 2007: Liverpool Football Club is to be acquired by a new US-based company called Kop Football for £219m, which will clear the way for the development ...
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Mon, 05 Feb 2007: Capita Group has acquired Harry Weeks Travel & Leisure Group, the Orpington-based travel software company with 70 staff, for £21m. A further...
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Tue, 30 Jan 2007: Holidaybreak has acquired West End Theatre Bookings, the London-based ticket agency, for up to £3.2m....
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Thu, 18 Jan 2007: Whitbread is to sell its chain of 45 TGI Friday's restaurants to Carlson Restaurants, ABN Amro Capital and British Land for £70m, in order ...
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Thu, 18 Jan 2007: Scottish & Newcastle is to sell its Courage beers business to Wells & Young's Brewing for an estimated £10m, and production will tr...
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Mon, 15 Jan 2007: Racoon International, the hair extensions company, has undergone an estimated £15m management buy-out backed by private equity firm Matrix....
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Wed, 10 Jan 2007: Traveller's Tales has acquired Embryonic Studios, the Bollington-based video games developer with 20 staff, for undisclosed terms....
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Tue, 09 Jan 2007: Western & Oriental has acquired Tropical Locations, the London-based luxury holidays company, from Bob Mortimore Travel for £0.2m....
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Tue, 09 Jan 2007: Charles Wells has acquired ten freehold pubs from Traditional Freehouses of East London for £9m....
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Thu, 21 Dec 2006: Next Generation Clubs has expanded its chain of health and fitness clubs with the acquisition of the Amida Club in Beckenham, the Amida Club in Hampto...
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Tue, 28 Nov 2006: Bank Restaurant Group is to acquire the Individual Restaurant Company in a reverse takeover deal worth up to £15m, creating a combined chain of ...
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Tue, 17 Oct 2006: Talarius has acquired Displaymatics, the Hampshire-based chain of nine gaming centres, for £5.2m, taking its total estate to 196. Talarius opera...
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Fri, 06 Oct 2006: Holiday Supplies, the Southport-based travel company with about 20 staff, has been acquired by Kuoni of Switzerland for more than £...
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Wed, 04 Oct 2006: Fuller Smith & Turner is to sell the Brigstow Hotel in Bristol to Pedersen Hotel Group for £17.09m. Opened in August 2001, the Brigstow is a contemporary four star hotel in the centre of the city, and is unlike the rest of the Fullers portfolio. Pederson will pay for the acquisition in cash, which Fullers stated it would use to reduce debt and acquire additional sites for its estate of 321 more traditional pubs and hotels. The Pederson Group runs several specialised hotel operations in the UK, some of which are leased out to other hotel groups. CEO of Fullers, Michael Turner, commented: "The acquisition of Gales has provided us with the opportunity to review our estate with a view to selectively unlocking value from our significant asset base. As a result, we believe this is the optimum time for us to sell this unique hotel. The disposal of The Brigstow will allow us to realise substantial value for our shareholders while maintaining our focus on our core offering and our strategy of long-...
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Fri, 15 Sep 2006: Punch Taverns is to acquire Mill House Inns, the chain of 82 pubs in the South and Midlands, in a £164m deal. Mill House's portfolio consis...
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