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Kay Johnson Gee Corporate Finance team advise on purchase of the iconic Black Dog Ballroom bar group

September 20, 2018 Black Dog Ballroom

Manchester-based Black Dog Ballroom bar group has been bought by TwentyTwentyTwo bar owner, Andy Haygarth, and current Black Dog Area Manager, Matt Robson.

Established in 2009 with their first venue in the thriving Northern Quarter, Black Dog Ballroom quickly cemented its place as a stalwart of the area offering a Manhattan vibe coupled with an extensive drink selection. The success of the first venue led to two further sites with the addition of a second Black Dog Ballroom on New Wakefield Street, and then Dog Bowl, the bowling alley bar on Whitworth Street.

Steven Lindsay and James Pope led the team at Kay Johnson Gee, Steven commented:

“This is a great deal for the Manchester leisure scene and we were delighted to assist the buyers in this exciting development”

The acquired group is now set for even more success as part of the new venture. And with the backing of Andy Haygarth, Matt Robson and the ever-popular ping pong bar TwentyTwentyTwo, the group will soon be reaching new heights as they increase their presence in the Manchester bar & leisure scene.

The Black Dog shareholders were represented by Kuits and Sedulo. The acquirers were represented by Hill Dickinson. Funding was provided by AIB, who were assisted by Kay Johnson Gee.

If you’re looking at selling your business, a management buy out (MBO) or management buy in (MBI) then contact the Kay Johnson Gee corporate finance team today for a no obligation chat.