News - written by Hanna Sharpe

An independent, £6.5 million turnover greengrocer chain is up for sale after its founder's sudden death l [more]
Japanese media firm Nikkei has stepped in to buy the Financial Times Group from Pearson for £844 million in [more]
A centrally positioned three-storey hotel and restaurant in Shrewsbury's town centre is now on the market for £985,000 with estate age [more]
Second hand car dealership Carcraft is ceasing operations, and has lost 500 jobs due to being put into administration. The administrators are now working with minimal staff numbers to realise its assets. [more]
A country house hotel in Royal Wootton Bassett has gone on the market after its operator entered administration. [more]
High street retailer Game Digital has acquired the games events organiser Multiplay (UK) in a deal worth £20 mil [more]
A historic furniture manufacturer in County Durham has fallen into administration and is seeking a buyer to secure its future in the industry. [more]
Nick Leslau, the landlord of the London site of Madame Tussauds, is looking for offers exceeding £300 million for the building, and has instructed property agent CBRE to manage the marketing for the free [more]
Outsourcing Giant Capita has acquired an engineering design practice based in Leeds. [more]
Engineers Mabey Bridge has made known its plans to close down one site in Chepstow and the possible sale of another. [more]
Price comparison site Gocompare.com is to be bought by Esure in a £95 million [more]
Lincolnshire-based recycling firm Eco Plastics is looking for a new owner to ensure its future as it struggles to keep its head above water. [more]
Sky has sold a majority stake in its sports betting business Sky Bet, which has been valued at £800 mil [more]
Coventry-based engineering business Middleton Precision Engineering is now in the hands of administrators and up for sale following cash flow uncertainty due to customers’ move away from placing future ord [more]
A 25-property care home group has been purchased out of administration, therefore ending any uncertainty for the future of the residents and staff. [more]
Vodafone is looking into relieving Tesco of its underperforming video streaming business Blinkbox. [more]
Kitchen and bathroom distributor Mark Two has been placed into administration, its boss David Cullen has confirmed. [more]
LondonMetric Property plc, a company focused on investing in retail and distribution properties across the UK and real estate in Greater London, has been busy with property transactions lately. [more]
Hotel du Vin and Malmaison are to be put up for sale by their American private equity owner KSL Capital Partners. [more]
JD Sports has set in motion a sell off of its flagging fashion retailer Bank to Hilco Capital. [more]