Division Sale News: 2010

One of the largest bingo operators in the north has announced that it is considering breaking the business up in 2011. [more]
Ma Cuisine in Twickenham – the first restaurant in a small French cuisine chain in South West London - is being sold as a leasehold interest with rent of £34,00 [more]
Following the collapse of recruitment firm Pearson Advertising and Marketing, two of its former directors have acquired its digital assets and created a new agency. [more]
Financial services group Close Brothers is looking to dispose of its Channel Islands-based businesses. [more]
Focus faces a partial sale as its US private equity owner looks to raise the funds necessary to roll out a store upgrade programme. [more]
A health and social care information and communications company is to be marketed for sale, according to the Department of Health and its holding company. [more]
A last minute sale has saved 37 people from redundancy following the administration of Manchester-based cosmetic surgery company Surgicare. [more]
NetPlay TV is seeking potential buyers for its bingo assets as part of a restructuring drive to bring the business back to profitability, and after a recent share placing raised £2.5 mil [more]
Premier Foods is hoping to carve a chunk out of its debt mountain by selling off its successful meat-free brand, Quorn. [more]
Renowned bakery, Warbutons, is welcoming interest from companies who may want to buy its threatened Welsh factory. [more]
Unilever is looking to sell some of its most famous food sauce brands - including Chicken Tonight and Ragu - after declaring that it has seen little growth in the brands in the UK and that neither are among the top 10 best sellers. [more]
The biggest parking ticket and clamping company in the UK is setting its sights on significant expansion after it was sold by its owners in a £120 million d [more]
Oil giant Total has said that it is pulling out of retail fuel in the UK and is going to put its entire chain of nearly 500 petrol forecourts on the market. [more]
The home shopping business Express Gifts could be put up for sale by its owner Findel, which is carrying out a strategic review of its divisions. [more]
Assura, which owns and manages primary care properties across the United Kingdom, is seriously considering putting its chain of pharmacies up for sale, according to a report in the Manchester Evening News. Assura is thought to want to concentrate on its core property activities. The healthcare company owns 33 pharmacies around the UK, which together generate £31.1 million in annual sales - up around 16 per [more]
Asda has put 30 of its recently acquired Netto stores on the market in order to satisfy the Office of Fair Trading’s ru [more]
Three Mayfair properties, owned by Alan Sugar through his real estate business Amsprop, are to be put on the market with a price reminiscent of pre-credit crunch property deals. [more]
Subtitles producer Independent Television Facilities Centre (ITFC) has been put up for sale for a reported £15 million after its parent company fell into administra [more]
The UK life insurance and pensions arm of Dutch insurance group, Aegon, is the subject of disposal plans, with a £1.5 billion price tag being mooted, insiders [more]
Administrators for an East Anglian hotel chain have renewed optimism for finding buyers for the business, after successfully selling two properties in the chain’s portfol [more]