News - written by Caroline Ramsey

Arbuthnot Banking Group is looking into selling off its broking business, after discussions reportedly took place following a period of weak performance. [more]
Abbeycrest, the Leeds-based jewellery group set up in 1979 by Michael Lever and Peter Rosenberg, could soon be put on the market if it cannot find a way to drastically reduce its costs. [more]
Camden Council has called for a mass asset disposal of several buildings and plots of land, in an effort to pump money back into schools in the area. [more]
The London Mint Office, which sells souvenir coins, may be put on the market soon if its Norwegian owner, Samlerhuset, decides to move down the trade sale route after appointing strategic advisers. [more]
Three months after being restructured, Manchester-based Stephenson Bell Architects has entered administration. MCR has been appointed to manage the administration process for the firm. In March 2011, the firm’s founders, Roger Stephenson and Jeff Bell, sai [more]
STB Holdings has put its Poundbakery business on the market in a bid to expand outwards beyond the North West of England. [more]
Garden Centre Group (GCG), once known as Wyevale, is to be put on the market next month by majority owner Lloyds Banking Group. [more]
Liverpool Council has been given the go-ahead to sell a Grade II-listed former adult education centre that was closed after it fell into £1.6 million of d [more]
Marketing services firm Media Square is considering its options, which could mean a sale or merger. [more]
Three weeks after being put on the market, troubled clothing retailer Jane Norman has just been placed into administration and faces being sold though a pre-pack administration deal. [more]
Following its fall into administration earlier this year, the Crowne Plaza Hotel in London’s Shoreditch has been put up for sale as a going conce [more]
The Craythorne golf club, located in East Staffordshire, has been placed on the market for £1.15 million. The present owner Tony Wright is looking to his retirement, 16 years after securing the family business in an MBO [more]
Administrators have sold off as much of the stricken social housing contractor Kinetics as possible, in a bid to maintain work levels and keep redundancies to a minimum. [more]
UK concrete maker FH Gilman & Co is up for sale after entering administration less than a month after its subsidiary C&G Concrete failed due to the impact of last winter’s bad weather and generally tough trading conditions in [more]
Women’s fashion retailer Jane Norman has been put on the block after suffering falling sales. PwC has been brought in to manage the sale on behalf of the majority owners - a consortium of about 15 banks. The firm’s management owns 20 per cent of the b [more]
Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield is on course to be transformed into the largest out-of-town shopping centre in the UK following proposals from British Land and London & Stamfor [more]
As Southern Cross searches for ways to keep its head above water, its rivals are circling, attracted by the potential opportunity to take on more care homes. Southern Cross chairman Christopher Fisher is reported to have said that up to [more]
Following the administration earlier this month of failed home and DIY specialist Focus DIY, Ernst & Young were appointed to handle the disposal of the firm's property po [more]
The Government’s proposed new rules, designed to slow down the controversial pre-pack administration, have been disputed by some of the globe's largest accountan [more]
Lloyds Banking Group has promoted Paul Pester - the man who led the team that created Virgin Money - to take charge of the sale of Lloyds’ 600-branch sell off as well as part of its retail and mortgage banking mar [more]