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Steve Rodell
Managing Director - Retail
Retail | 10/05/2018 11:54:46

An update on the garden centre market in the UK

As the weather begins to brighten, Steve Rodell, Managing Director – Retail at Christie & Co reflects on the current state of the garden centre market and highlights how much the sector is diversifying.

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Dental Practices 13 November 2017

A new breed of purchaser in the dental market?

What are the latest trends in dental practice sales for NHS, mixed and private practices, as well as the growth of corporate bodies? At Christie & Co, we value or sell well over 350 dental practices each year. This activity gives us an insight into the market to assess aver...

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By:
Simon Hughes
Managing Director - Medical
10 November 2017

Why are international investors interested in Birmingham?

Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands County with a diverse population of circa 1.1m, making it the most populous city in the UK outside of London. Located about 130 miles to the north of London, the city is a major transport hub and benefits from ...

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By:
Charles Jones
Senior Agent - Licensed
03 November 2017

What do interest rate rises mean for our sectors?

It's the first signal that markets are on a steady path back to a more normalised interest rate environment after 10 difficult years following the financial crisis. This will be beneficial for investors, operators and consumers as markets return to an equilibrium that will ben...

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By:
Chris Day
Global Managing Director
Childcare & Education 31 October 2017

An update on the Scottish day nursery market

This lengthy process was an added cost and frustration for all affected, however in a political climate where nothing seems to go to plan the Scottish Government announced rate relief for all childcare settings in Scotland with effect from April 2018 - welcome news for the sec...

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By:
Martin Daw
Director
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
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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By:
Ramzi Qattan
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
Senior Broker