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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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