Admiral Taverns has revealed it has bought, in partnership with G1 Group, 29 pubs from Heineken’s pub arm, Star Pubs & Bars.
G1 Group will acquire a portfolio of 29 pubs from Star Pubs & Bars, comprising 12 pubs in Scotland and 17 across England and Wales. The portfolio has been brought to the market as a result of the Competition and Market Authorities (CMA) investigation into Heineken’s acquisition of the Punch A portfolio and is comprised of pubs from both Star Pubs & Bars and Punch A.
Admiral is currently completing on the sale of its own business, with new investors Proprium Capital Partners and C&C Group supporting its ambitious growth strategy. In the short term, Admiral will take over the management of 17 of the pubs in the portfolio which are spread across England and Wales and will then acquire these pubs from G1 on completion of its own change in ownership. G1 will retain the 12 pubs located in Scotland.