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Steve Rodell
Managing Director - Retail
Retail | 19/10/2017 13:22:12

What does the potential acquisition of Nisa by the Co-op mean for the wider retail sector?

​With ongoing rapid consolidation in the convenience sector, the Co-operative Group’s recent proposition to acquire Nisa is of little surprise. The real question is whether Nisa’s 1,190 members will approve the deal?

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Retail 19 October 2017

What does the potential acquisition of Nisa by the Co-op mean for the wider retail sector?

A minimum of 75% of votes are needed in favour of the offer for the deal to be secured so the deal is by no means certain. If the offer is accepted the Co-op has committed to a payment of £20,000 per shareholder, a deferred payment of up to £1,654 per share and up to 1% of reb...

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By:
Steve Rodell
Managing Director - Retail
Childcare & Education 19 October 2017

International activity in the childcare market continues to rise

Clearly the larger providers such as Busy Bees and Bright Horizon have a track record of operating on more of a global level and this was evidenced further over the summer by the Busy Bees acquisition of BrightPath Early Learning Inc, a leading Canadian childcare provider with...

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By:
Rosie Adlem
Associate Director
Childcare & Education 16 October 2017

The day nursery market in the Midlands

After the election results, the market began to gear up again and made up for the lull at the beginning of the year evidenced by our instruction to market many new settings across both the East and West Midlands. Our completion rate was also up, having since completed on vario...

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By:
Tim Bloomer
Business Agent - Childcare & Education
Pubs 25 September 2017

UK Licensed Sector Back on the Menu for Private Equity

Firstly, the industry was just coming to terms with the ramifications of the sale of 3,200 pub business Punch Taverns to Patron Capital in a £1.8bn deal in late August (with 1,900 sites sold on to Heineken for their tenanted Star Pubs & Bars estate), when Admiral Taverns owner...

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Ramzi Qattan
Associate Director
Childcare & Education 25 August 2017

The importance of taking the right advice when selling your business

While you may have bought and sold ‘family homes’, selling a business can be a first for many, and a life changing experience at that. Having the right team around you is imperative. Many owners see their childcare business as part of their ‘family’, having grown the business ...

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By:
Sofia Beck
Business Agent - Childcare & Education
Hotels 24 August 2017

The London hotel market – challenges, activity and the opportunities

This weakened pound has also benefited UK hoteliers on the basis that it has encouraged greater levels of domestic 'staycations' within the UK. Consequently, greater domestic and foreign tourism within London has resulted in positive growth across many hotel KPI metrics, as re...

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By:
Justin Davies
Broker - Hotels
Dental Practices 22 August 2017

A second opinion could maximise your investment

While it appeared to be, no other parties had been introduced and there was no way therefore that anybody could say whether or not it was ‘market value’. This is a common occurrence in the dental sector with companies (not surprisingly) targeting practice owners direct and try...

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By:
Simon Hughes
Managing Director - Medical
Restaurants 09 August 2017

Pop up restaurants: the advantages of a short term lease

Over the past few years, we have seen the pop up restaurant market sprout rapidly – especially in London where rents are higher than the rest of the country so taking out a more temporary space presents a far smaller risk for budding entrepreneurs. Whether it’s an online ca...

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By:
William Langton
Business Agent - Licensed
Retail 03 August 2017

What does the McColl's and Morrisons partnership mean for the retail market?

"As we’ve seen with the Tesco Booker merger this year the market continues to consolidate with the big 4 supermarkets branching further in to the convenience and wholesale sectors.  But what does this mean for the rest of the market? It’s already clear that there will be...

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By:
Steve Rodell
Managing Director - Retail
Care 26 July 2017

How does the care sector benefit from the Government's decision to suspend historical penalties rega

Christie & Co welcomes today’s announcement that the government has temporarily suspended enforcement activity and is waiving historical penalties against employers concerning sleep-in shift pay in the social care sector.   The social care sector is currently facing a myri...

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By:
Michael Hodges
Head of Consultancy - Care