22 August 2017
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...
09 August 2017
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...
03 August 2017
"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...
26 July 2017
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...
21 June 2017
While this asset class has been popular with corporate users for some time in other parts of the world, with Fraser serviced apartments launched in Singapore in 1998, they started to sprout later in Europe as hotel groups are launching extended-stay brands and specialised oper...
13 June 2017
In fact, I’ve seen a substantial number of private equity groups looking to invest in the dental sector, many of which already have management teams in place ready for the right opportunity.
Private equity investment in the dental sector is not a new concept, however their ...
06 June 2017
The Pubs Code?
Recall that one of the main objectives of the Pubs Code was, broadly speaking, to ensure that tied tenants of the largest pub-owning businesses are no worse off than free-of-tie tenants, yet without placing undue regulatory burdens on businesses. At implemen...
Childcare & Education
05 June 2017
There are four key points to the Labour Party’s manifesto, the first being the suggestion of a complete overhaul of the childcare sector by giving subsidies directly to childcare settings rather than the parents. However, this proposal is not a new one and has been recommended...
Childcare & Education
02 June 2017
The demand for high quality settings is at an all time high which has resulted in some exceptional prices being achieved. This is being fuelled by existing operators looking to consolidate and acquire competitors and looking to expand into new areas. We have also seen increase...
09 May 2017
So what is driving the recent consolidations? In our view, there are four primary causes: the shift in hotel booking behaviours, the race for geographic expansion, the rise of industry disruptors and readily-available capital.
Consumers are increasingly using online booking...