Imbiba appoints Lizzie Ryan

Lizzie Ryan has joined the specialist leisure investment team at Imbiba.

Lizzie Ryan joins the specialist leisure investment team at Imbiba this month from Foresight Group where she spent the last three years investing in lower mid-market private equity, mainly focussed on the consumer and leisure markets. Lizzie has over ten years’ experience working in M&A and private equity. Prior to joining Foresight Group, Lizzie worked at Synova Capital, the mid-market private equity firm and Deloitte UK, where she trained as a chartered accountant. 

Lizzie Ryan, Director

Lizzie Ryan, Director


In February 2018, Imbiba closed the Imbiba Growth Fund at its hard cap target of £50m. With an investment of £30m provided by the British Business Bank, the fund provides growth capital and operational support to young and dynamic UK leisure businesses seeking to scale. 

John Connell, Imbiba Chairman confirmed, “Lizzie is a very experienced and valued member of the team; she has an excellent pedigree in investment experience and has a great affinity with our market. As part of the team she will a strong impact on the business and we are delighted to welcome her into Imbiba.”

Lizzie Ryan confirmed “Imbiba is the only institutional investor focused exclusivity on leisure investing in the UK. The specialist, operator-led approach is unique and truly adds value for potential investee companies. I am delighted to have joined such a reputable team and look forward to backing a number of dynamic, growing UK leisure businesses over the coming years”

If you are a business seeking investment, please make contact on 020 3858 0255 or email 

Fraser Bradshaw