The Keystone Group, owners of 17 venues throughout Australia including Jamie’s Italian and Gazebo, The Winery and Cargo Bar, was placed into receivership earlier today.

According to a press release from Ferrier Hodgson, the firm appointed as Keystone's receiver, the decision was made after lenders were unable to reach agreement with the group’s board on key aspects of Keystone’s financial structure.

Receivers will spend the next few days examining the various Keystone venues and deciding on a course of action. Ferrier Hodgson partner Morgan Kelly, the receiver appointed, insists all venues will continue trading as normal.

“For employees, venue operations and customers, it is business as usual as we undertake the sale process,” says Kelly.

The full list of venus included are:
Bungalow 8
Cargo Bar
Chophouse Perth
Chophouse Sydney
Gazebo
Kingsleys Woolloomooloo
Manly Wine
Sugarmill Hotel
The Rook
The Winery Jamie’s Italian Sydney
Jamie’s Italian Perth
Jamie’s Italian Canberra
Jamie’s Italian Brisbane
Jamie’s Italian Adelaide
Jamie’s Italian Trattoria
Kingsleys Brisbane

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