Rutland Partners acquires the share capital of Pizza Hut UK Ltd

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Clearwater Advisor

Press Release

Rutland Partners has acquired the share capital of Pizza Hut UK Ltd.

The company, which owns 330 dine-in restaurants and will operate them under a franchise agreement from Yum! Rutland, is also committing £20million over the next three to five years to refurbish the group’s estate and upgrade its products and training programmes.

Clearwater International advised chief executive Jens Hofma and the management team of the Pizza Hut dine-in operation, who will remain with the business.

“Jens and his team have a clear strategy for returning one of the best-known consumer brands back to be the leading casual dining business in the UK.

“They have already made significant improvements to the business in the past 12 months and with Rutland Partners support they now have an ideal investor to help them fully execute their turnaround plan.”

Marc Gillespie, Partner, Clearwater International