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Arab Investments is thought to be the preferred buyer to take Coffee Republic out of administration.

The company, headed by Khalid Affara, will buy the remaining 80 Coffee Republic premises.

KPMG joint administrator Richard Hill said: ‘As expected, the huge volume of enquiries from interested parties produced a very healthy level of offers.

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Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.