15 October 2019
The combination of weak sterling and cheap debt means businesses with significant underlying bricks and mortar assets are becoming increasingly appealing to overseas investors.
At a local level we’re already seeing the impact of these factors at work. We’ve e...
26 September 2019
Expansion/Purchase of new business
Many people look to realise equity from within a freehold business in order to create a “deposit” towards an acquisition or development project. A typical example is the seasoned operator who has owned a business or property for severa...
21 August 2019
A wave of private equity funding for larger sites and the rise of group operators in recent years has resulted in an increase in business valuations, and arguably an improvement in standards. Jassi Sunner, Senior Business Agent at Christie & Co provides an overview of wher...
09 July 2019
Therefore, on face value, the care sector provides investors with an ideal way to generate consistent long-term returns, as well as the reward of making a positive impact within a local community. There are, however, several challenges facing potential investors and with f...
29 May 2019
The recent string of high-profile casualties in the casual dining sector has been well publicised, the most recent example being the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group. Comprising of 20 Jamie’s Italian sites and London based restaurants Barbecoa and Fifteen, the sale of this group ...
01 January 2019
England’s unexpected run in the World Cup also contributed to a rise in the number of consumers spending time in beer gardens across the UK. The sector witnessed a shift in the performance of wet-led pubs, with many of these businesses outperforming restaurants by introduci...
13 November 2018
Since the business changed hands it has continued to thrive, receiving several esteemed awards including a two AA Rosette award for its culinary excellence, as well as being finalists at the Kent Wedding Awards 2017-2018.
The hotel's most recent achievement sees owner...
30 October 2018
As a specialist commercial finance broker working with UK SMEs, we understand the importance of funding remaining readily available for business owners. During these uncertain times before the UK is set to leave the EU in March 2019, it is crucial that the government appr...
01 October 2018
Recent news from PSNC has confirmed that there will be no increase in funding for the 2018/19 settlement. However, the introduction of a £10 million per month Category M clawback until March 2019 , combined with the reduction in the single activity fee, will n...
04 December 2017
40 years ago, Christie Owen & Davies recognised a hole in the market for a professional, independent broker who could advise the buyers of the businesses which they were selling. And so the brokerage arm of Christie Group was founded, based at our Head Office in London.