ACC Bank has emerged as a surprise bidder for the Thomas Read group of pubs, which has been in examinership since November.
The bank lodged a bid with the examiner, accountant Kieran McCarthy of Hughes Blake, and is now on a shortlist of four potential buyers who are vying to take control of the chain, which operates 21 pubs and restaurants in Dublin.
The current owners and directors of Thomas Read have also lodged a bid,...
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