The £1.3bn merger of pubcos EI Group (EIG) and Stonegate has taken a step forward after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it would not be taking its enquiry any further.
Slug and Lettuce owner Stonegate Pub Company agreed to acquire Solihull-based pub operator Ei Group in a £1.3bn deal in July last year.
The combined business would operate nearly 5,000 pubs and the deal would make Stonegate the UK’s largest owner of pubs.
It would be a transformational deal for Stonegate which launched in 2010 with the acqu... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...