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Wahaca to see £25m debt written off in CVA proposal

Mexican themed restaurant Wahaca will have a total of £25m in debt written off in a bid to salvage the brand as part of a Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA). 

According to Sky news, Wahaca proposed a CVA that will also see its lenders and shareholders pump £5m of new money into the business in order to help it stabilse, 

The news outlet also revealed that lenders backed by NatWest Group will also see roughly £13m of their investment written off.  In addition, shareholders are writing off the £12m they are owed by the company.

The news comes after what has been a challenging year for the brand. Last month it was revealed that Wahaca would close 10 of its 28 restaurants across the UK. 

At the time owners cited a depletion of cash reserves during lockdown, and ‘dramatically’ increased rents as reason for its closure.

The CVA proposal for Wahaca is currently being supervised by  PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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