Boosts for the Leisure and Hospitality

The outlook for leisure & hospitality has been boosted by recent trends, according to Davis Coffer Lyons. Their analysis indicates a rise in the UK’s appetite for eating and drinking out. The leisure and hospitality sector grew by 2.5% in like-for-like sales in the recent six-week festive period compared to the same period in 2018. Moreover, total sales achieved an uplift of 6.5% for pubs, and 2.9% for restaurants.

These uplifts in market activity are expected to continue in 2020. Mark Sheehan, Managing Director, believes “There is a post-election sense of optimism, and food and drink customers have driven the first wave of this during the pre-Christmas period.”. Moreover, Paul Newman Head of Leisure and Hospitality suggests that “With consumer confidence finally improving, brands will look to carry this sales momentum into the New Year by capitalizing on the trends”.

Leisure and Hospitality Specialist Imbiba Leisure EIS

Imbiba Leisure EIS Fund, a specialist in leisure and hospitality businesses will look to take advantage of the current market strength in 2020. Imbiba has an industry-leading track record developing a diverse portfolio of leisure, hospitality, and events-based businesses. They have developed a reputation as one of the leading innovators of bars and restaurant concepts with deep sector knowledge and expertise.

Imbiba by numbers

With over £38 million of cash returned to investors to date and an IRR in excess of 35% from 10 EIS exits, they should be on any IFA or wealth manager’s radar for the current tax season. Please note the following figures are taken from the Imbiba Leisure EIS Fund Investment Memorandum dated 1st September 2019, which should be read in full, including the section on Risk Factors on page 34.

Imbiba EIS By the Numbers

Please note, past performance is no indicator of future performance and may not be repeated. EIS investments are long term, high risk and you may lose all of your capital and any tax breaks received. EIS investments are not suitable for all investors. Investors should be experienced in investing in Venture Capital or preferably seek advice from a suitably qualified IFA or financial adviser.

Find out more about the Imbiba Leisure EIS Fund and portfolio on our site or contact the sales team at 0203 743 3100 and