Brasserie Bar Co operates two leading food-led concepts.
WBC is the premier food-led pub business in the UK.
Brasserie Blanc is the leading French brasserie group with iconic high street and hotel locations.
Founded in 1996
Core led MBO in 2006
Operating in some 40 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 food-led pub company with approximately 40 locations across the UK.
The group operates 20 sites as food-led pubs (WBC), and 17 sites as iconic French brasserie (Brasserie Blanc).
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
Opening of 20th WBC pub
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