The Imbiba Leisure EIS Fund is a unique opportunity to invest alongside the Imbiba team into a portfolio of businesses in the bar/restaurant sector, with a focus on London.

Exceptional Industry Experience: Imbiba has built their leading reputation in the Leisure Market from over 20 years of leisure sector experience among the team and their enviable track record.

The Imbiba team has a long and successful track record of launching and developing businesses in the leisure and hospitality sectors, successfully generating significant returns to their previous investors. The Imbiba team previously won the “Best Exit” award from the EIS Association in February 2014, for their trade sale of Drake & Morgan which generated a return of 5.7x to investors over a 5 year investment term (before the benefit of EIS tax relief). Darwin & Wallace was shortlisted for the Growth Champion Award at the 2016 Growth Investor Awards.

Enterprise Investment Partners have been working with Imbiba for over 5 years, during which time we have raised in excess of £35m. Each of the investment opportunities will secure long leaseholds and freeholds where possible, providing investors with a diverse portfolio of bar/restaurants and events based businesses located in the London area. Each of the underlying investee companies will have a unique trading strategy with a separate management team.

Track Record: Over the past 20 years, Imbiba has created and exited 10 EIS start-up businesses in the bar and bar/restaurant sector.

EIS Sector Leading Hurdle Rate: The performance incentive is set at £1.50 per £1 invested (by the original £1 investors), which we believe to be the highest hurdle in the EIS sector.

Significant Co-Investment: Enterprise and Imbiba will invest up to £200,000 per investee company.

UK Leisure & Hospitality Market

The Fund will invest in the growing Leisure & Hospitality market with a focus on London. The city’s attractiveness stems from the young, affluent and diverse working population, combined with the growing number of high spending tourists each year.

  • The UK leisure sector grew by 5% per annum 2010-16 but growth appears to be slowing due to the Brexit effect
  • Tourist spending continues to rise, boosted by the weakness of sterling
  • There was a 7.4% year-on-year increase in June 2017 tourist numbers

Source: BHA

More information

If you would like more information about the Imbiba Leisure EIS Fund, please
contact us on 020 7843 0470.