Media and marketing firm MAMA Group plc has tabled a bid to acquire six London venues from the U.K. live music player Mean Fiddler Music Group for an undisclosed sum.

The sites include the iconic Jazz Café, Garage, G.A.Y. and the Borderline venues, but the Astoria in central London in not part of the deal.

"A provisional offer has been made from Mama Group plc to buy The Old Mean Fiddler Venue in Harlesden, The Jazz Cafe, The Garage (which is currently closed for refurbishment), The Bordeline, G.A.Y. Bar and G.A.Y. Late," says Mean Fiddler managing director Melvin Benn.

"We consider the offer to be positive and are currently awaiting confirmation of that offer being confirmed before a final decision is to be taken. We anticipate the offer to be formalised in early August."

Benn adds that "absolutely no redundancies" will occur should the offer be accepted.

A spokesperson for MAMA group declined to comment.

The news comes on the heels of a deal forged in March which saw Mean Fiddler sell its London Forum venue to MAMA for £1 million ($1.9 million).

That sale was seen by some industry observers as a regulatory sweetener, intended to help get Mean Fiddler's buyout of Academy Music Holdings back on track.

Mean Fiddler's founder Vince Power sold the group in 2005 to Hamsard, an investment vehicle controlled by Live Nation U.K. and Irish promoter Gaiety Investments.

Power established Mean Fiddler in 1982, building the enterprise into force whose portfolio include 30 venues and events, including the Leeds and Reading festivals, and an interest in Glastonbury Festival in the United Kingdom.

MAMA, meanwhile, has been in an acquisitive mood. Last year, the group entered a proposal to buy British independent music firm Sanctuary Group, but withdrew before year's end.

Launched in 2002, MAMA is quoted on the Alternative Investment Market segment of the stock exchange with a reported market capitalization of about £16 million ($29.6 million). Its Channelfly subsidiary includes a chain of U.K. live music venues, plus interests in music recording and publishing, and artist management.