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Bass


Bass is looking to spend up to £3bn on acquisitions and is particularly interested in expanding the Holiday Inn chain in Europe and the Crowne Plaza and Inter-Continental chains in the US.
25-May-2001


Bass is planning to double the size of its hotel operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, reaching 1,000 sites by 2006.
28-Feb-2001


Bass Retail Leisure and PMG Developments are planning to build a Holiday Inn Hotel with 80 bedrooms on the site of the former Llandarcy sports club, and an application will be submitted to Neath Port Talbot Council.
23-Feb-2001


Bass has agreed to sell its brewing operations to Interbrew of Belgium for £2.3bn, and the proceeds will be invested in its pubs, hotels and restaurants.
15-Jun-2000


Bass has announced plans to close offices at the Cape Hill brewery site in Smethwick, and staff will be relocated to a new building in Birmingham city centre in 2002.
02-Jun-2000


Bass has announced plans to invest £25m in a new 241-bedroom hotel at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre, which is scheduled to open in February 2002.
01-Jun-2000


Bass is to acquire Southern Pacific Hotel Corporation of Australia for £126m, as part of a strategy to transform itself from a brewer to an international hotel group.
22-Dec-1999


Bass is seeking a major leisure company to operate a planned £1.2m health and fitness complex at the Centrum 100 business park in Burton, which will create 50 jobs.
07-Jun-1999


Bass Developments has won approval from the East Staffordshire planning committee to build a £7m nine-screen cinema with restaurants and a pub in Burton, creating 140 jobs.
28-Apr-1999


Bass has set up a recruitment hotline on 01332 369300 to recruit 70 staff for a new restaurant being built in Derby's Pride Park.
03-Feb-1999


Bass Leisure Retail is planning to convert the historic Titchfield mill in Hampshire into a restaurant and museum, with the creation of 50 jobs.
27-Jan-1999


Bass is selling its BLMS amusement machine service business to a newly-formed company called Leisure Link, backed by Duke Street Capital, for £70m.
04-Aug-1998


Bass has sold its Barcrest gaming machine manufacturing business to International Game Technology of the US for £42m.
18-Mar-1998


Bass has reached agreement to acquire InterContinental Hotels and Resorts from Saison of Japan for £1.7bn, beating off competition from Marriott International and others.
21-Feb-1998


Bass has announced the acquisition of four Australian hotels and the Browns chain of seven UK restaurants for a total £80m.
07-Jan-1998


Bass is selling 1,190 leased pubs and 238 managed pubs to a management buy-in team for £564m, and now has at least £1.5bn to spend on acquisitions.
17-Dec-1997


Bass has sold its Gala bingo chain to a management buy-in for £279m, and the plan is to float the business within five years.
16-Dec-1997


Bass is acquiring Allied Domecq's 50% stake in Carlsberg-Tetley for £200m, and Carlsberg is putting its 50% stake, as well as £20m, into Bass Brewers in exchange for a 20% stake in the enlarged subsidiary.
26-Aug-1996