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Lucy Mclean
Business Agent - Childcare & Education
Childcare & Education | 12/10/2018 13:34:17

Christie & Co hosts seminar for first time buyers in the day nursery sector

At Christie & Co we have seen unprecedented levels of activity in the Childcare & Education market in 2018, and most interestingly have found that 10% of single settings sold during the first six months of this year were acquired by first time buyers. Due to the growing appetite of first time entrants to the sector, it seemed fitting to gather aspiring operators together to share our advice, insight and expertise on what to expect before, during and after the acquisition of your first day nursery business.

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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
Senior Business Agent - Childcare
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
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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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
Hotels 21 June 2017

Is extended-stay the new panacea for the hotel industry?

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...

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Dental Practices 13 June 2017

Private Equity and the changing landscape of the dental sales market

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 ...

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By:
Oliver Snowden
Director
Pubs 06 June 2017

Almost a year on from the introduction of the Pubs Code, what happened to the “unintended consequenc

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...

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By:
Ramzi Qattan
Director