Imbiba is a specialist investor in the UK leisure and hospitality sector, with 20 years of operational and investment expertise.
As a specialist, Imbiba is uniquely placed to value-add commercial support and infrastructure to leisure entrepreneurs.
Imbiba offers a complete partnership approach, helping to develop management teams, providing access to sought-after property, best-in-class financial control and supply chain management, with leading tech and marketing support. Management teams are able to de-risk ventures by drawing on Imbiba's experience of launching over 100 different businesses, across 16 different brands. It is this niche focus, which has enabled Imbiba to deliver consistently high investment returns.
We invest between £1m to £10m into the most dynamic leisure and hospitality businesses seeking to scale over a five year period.
Consistently high returns
Imbiba has achieved an average compound rate of return, for all realised investments, in excess of 40% per annum. In the case of Drake & Morgan, a return of 5.7 times was generated.
Imbiba investee businesses have been multiple award winners every year, for the last 5 years.
Imbiba has also been recognised for its successful EIS model and was awarded the Best EIS Investment Exit at the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) Annual awards for excellence at the House of Lords.
The award acknowledged the management buy-out of Drake & Morgan, the fast growing London-based bar/restaurant group, which was founded in 2008 by Imbiba. The bar/restaurant group is now set to expand to up to 70 sites following the £30 million buy-out and re-financing by private equity investor Bowmark Capital.
"It is our aim to build long-term sustainable partnerships with high quality leisure entrepreneurs. The reputation and consistent performance of Imbiba has helped it to become one of the best ‘new venture partners’ in the market for over a decade. We hope that our approach to supporting businesses and our results speak for themselves. We are immensely proud of our investee companies and investor partners."
– John Connell, Founding Partner, Imbiba