The separation of pubs and hotels is still a good idea, even though both are performing poorly. Others should follow suit. The problem is timing. As the businesses suffer, SixCon has been stingy with promised dividend payouts.
The UK pizza market is certainly overcrowded, but the company's solution launching new formats and products is the wrong one. It needs to focus on its core business.
Even though it s not a distressed seller, the spirits group will have to accept a haircut and plenty of strings attached to close the deal. What else can it do? The business isn t performing. An IPO is a nogo. And a demerger might value BK at about $1.5bn.