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Pizza Hut Restaurants UK (Pizza Hut) won the coveted Pizza Restaurant Chain Award at this year's PAPA Awards, held at the Lancaster Hotel in Hyde Park, London. Pizza Hut led the field beating every other pizza restaurant chain, as all UK chains were considered in...

Rutland Partners, the UK private equity partnership, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the disposal of the CeDo group of companies ("CeDo) to Straco. CeDo is one of Europe's leading suppliers of household disposables, manufacturing both own-label and proprietary products such as refuse...

Rutland Partners is delighted to announce that its Fund II portfolio company, Buy As You View ("BAYV"), completed a £30m financing on 15 August 2014 with Hayfin Capital Management. The proceeds will be used to repay £23m of Rutland's £34m investment in BAYV made in October...

Maplin Electronics has announced that Darren Shapland will be appointed as non-executive chairman of the company from 1st September 2014. Mr Shapland takes over from John Lovering, who retired as chairman in June post the sale of Maplin to new owners Rutland Partners. John Cleland, CEO at...

Rutland Partners is pleased to announce that on 26th June 2014 it completed an investment for £85m in Maplin Electronics Limited ("Maplin"). Maplin, the electronics specialist retail chain, is an iconic brand with a tech-savvy customer base. Having started in 1972 as a small mail order...

In an exclusive interview with M&C Report, Chief Executive, Jens Hofma announces that Pizza Hut UK plans to accelerate its refurbishment programme next year by investing in a further 90 restaurants, after seeing like-for-like sales at invested sites grow by 20 to 25% on average. It...