Britain’s biggest nightclub operator Deltic Group has snapped up three Tiger Tiger venues, as the iconic club’s owner looks to offload its late-night sites.
Deltic will take control of sites in Newcastle, Manchester and Portsmouth, which are being sold by Novus Leisure.
Two other bars in London and Cardiff under the Tiger Tiger brand will remain under the ownership of Novus for the time being.
Deltic plans to rebrand the three sites next year to a new concept currently under development.
The sale follows Slug & Lettuce owner Stonegate’s acquisition of 15 other Novus sites back in July.
Novus boss Toby Smith said it marked another stage of its “planned full divestment of our late night estate”.
“We are delighted to have agreed terms with the Deltic team who will be terrific owners for these iconic sites.”
Deltic, which also operates brands including Pryzm and Bar&Beyond, caused a stir last year when it bid against Stonegate for the 55-strong Revolution Bars chain.
Neither company succeeded in their takeover attempts, but Deltic now holds a small stake in Revolution.
The Tiger Tiger acquisition will see Deltic enter the Manchester and Newcastle markets for the first time.
Chief executive Peter Marks said: “Our intention is to trade seamlessly through until the summer next year, whereby each of these sites will be rebranded to a new concept that is currently under development.
“It will reinvigorate and modernise the very essence of the original Tiger Tiger vision, a multi-roomed, cross-occasion, food, drink and dancing all-day venue.”