Brasserie Bar Co operates two leading concepts in the premium-casual dining sector.
Brasserie Blanc is inspired by French brasseries offering fresh, high-quality produce in prime located restaurants.
White Brasserie Company provides the same standards of dining in familiar pub settings.
Founded in 1996
Core led MBO in 2006
Operating in approximately 30 UK locations
Established a White Brasserie concept in pub settings
Core Capital led the MBO of Brasserie Bar Co in 2006, alongside the existing management team from Loch Fyne Restaurants. At the buyout, the Group consisted of 5 sites across the UK.
Brasserie Bar Co was founded in 1996 by Raymond Blanc, one of the world’s most respected chefs. Then trading as Le Petit Brasserie, the philosophy of the brand is to bring high quality French dining to the high street.
Under Core Capital ownership, Brasserie Bar Co has grown into a leading premium-casual dining brand having approximately 30 locations across the UK.
Brasserie Blanc operates 18 restaurants in town and city locations, including 4 sites which were acquired from Chez Gerrard in 2011. The restaurants also underwent a major refurbishment programme in 2014-15 to reposition the brand to attract a broader demographic and maintain a high level of investment across the estate.
The Group also established its White Brasserie brand in 2009, offering the same high standards of Brasserie Blanc in familiar pub settings. This concept now operates 11 sites, with ambitious plans for further expansion.
Funding round to establish
Opening of first WBC site
Chez Gerrard sites
Opening of 20th
Opening of 10th
ESO Capital, the provider of hybrid capital solutions to small and medium-sized companies, is acquiring Core Capital. The enlarged business will invest across the capital structure, providing flexible capital solutions ranging from senior debt to equity for lower and middle-market European companies. For further information, please see www.esocapital.com or visit the news page on www.core-cap.com