Portobello Pub Company acquires Darwin & Wallace

11th April 2024

haysmacintyre provided financial and tax due diligence on Portobello Pub Company’s acquisition of Darwin & Wallace.

The Portobello Pub Company has over 20 pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels in the group, and with this acquisition, there will be 27 sites in total. Known for its dedication to serving local independent brewers’ IPAs, pales and more, Portobello plans to grow further with selective acquisitions to bolster its offering.

haysmacintyre played a crucial role in this acquisition, providing comprehensive financial and tax due diligence, as well as sale and purchase agreement (SPA) support and deal closing. Our expertise facilitated a smoother transaction process and ensured a strategic fit between both entities, promising positive gains for both Portobello and Darwin & Wallace.

Andrew Ball, Senior Hospitality Partner, said: “It was great to be heavily involved in this exciting transaction and I wish Portobello all the best in running the Darwin & Wallace sites going forward.  I’m looking forward to working with Portobello again in the future.”

The haysmacintyre team included Andrew Ball, Senior Hospitality Partner, Mark Shewring, Tax Partner, and Tanya Yeremenko, Senior Manager.

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