Pubs ‘n' Bars purchase of Moorgate London delayed

05 April 2007 by
Pubs ‘n' Bars purchase of Moorgate London delayed

Pubs ‘n' Bars has said its purchase of rival pub company Moorgate London for £6.6m has been delayed due to "a minor technicality".

Moorgate London is an estate of seven freehold public houses in Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire.

Pubs ‘n' Bars said the acquisition would add £7m of fixed assets to its balance sheet and is expected generate net revenues of £400,000 a year going forward.

The company paid £6.64m for the company, taking on £4.3m of bank debt as part of the deal for Moorgate. It has issued more than five million new shares priced at 43p to fund the move.

Pubs ‘n' Bars will have an estate of 73 boozers post deal.

The deal is now expected to complete on 10 April.

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By Chris Druce

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