Imbiba Leisure EIS Fund

“The Imbiba Leisure EIS Fund is a unique opportunity to invest alongside a team that has returned £38m of cash to investors by successfully investing in leisure and hospitality businesses.”  Christian Elmes, Kin Capital

The Imbiba Leisure EIS Fund has an industry leading track record developing a diverse portfolio of lesiure, hospitality and events-based businesses.

With Imbiba’s over 20 years’ experience within the Leisure & Hospitality industry, investors benefit from the team’s exceptional experience and high-performance targets. Minimum investment £10,000. Please note that EIS investments are high-risk investments, see full risk warnings below.

Why invest?

  • Average IRR in excess of 35% from 10 exits
  • Track record of returning cash to EIS investors (£38m returned to date)
  • Tax relief on 100% of subscription (net of adviser fees)
  • Significant co-investment by Imbiba staff for a total of up to £200,000 per Investee Company
  • 20 years’ experience developing outstanding Leisure & Hospitality concepts

About the Imbiba Leisure EIS Fund

The Imbiba Leisure EIS Fund is a unique opportunity to invest in companies within the Leisure & Hospitality market. Imbiba is a specialist investor in the UK Leisure & Hospitality market. With over 20 years of investment and operating experience. They have grown a prestigious reputation in the market as one of the leading innovators of bar and restaurant concepts and have amassed deep sector knowledge and expertise. Imbiba offers best-in-class support in key areas of property, strategic marketing and operational-level finance.

The Imbiba team has a long track record of launching and developing businesses in the Leisure & Hospitality sectors. They have successfully generated significant returns to their previous investors. Having originally invested whilst other investors were fearful during the 2008-09 downturn, the Imbiba team won the coveted Enterprise Investment Scheme Association award for “Best Exit” in 2014, for their trade sale of Drake & Morgan Ltd. This exit generated a return of 5.7x to investors over a 5 year investment term (before the benefit of EIS tax relief).

Portfolio examples

Darwin & Wallace is a 21st century interpretation of a London pub, with a collection of contemporary bar/restaurants across affluent London villages. There are now eight sites: No 11 (Pimlico); No 32 (Clapham); No 197 (Chiswick); No 1 (Richmond); No 29 (Battersea); No 601 (Wimbledon); No.17 (Ealing) and now Canary Wharf.

Dream Corp is the company behind ‘The Otherworld’ London’s first Virtual Reality bar bringing the future of entertainment together with food
and drink. ‘The Otherworld’ has 14 immersion rooms with state-of-the-art VR headsets and experiences; from climbing Mount Everest to blowing up robots as a space pirate.

Ballie Ballerson is a lively cocktail bar based in London’s fashionable Shoreditch. Apart from cocktails revellers can enjoy going back to their childhood in an adult ‘bull pit’ disco, along with a million plastic balls. Whilst unusual, this ‘experiential’ concept has become very popular and highly profitable.

Risk Warning

Our investment products may place your capital at risk and the value of them may go down as well as up and an investor may not get back the amount they invest. Investments in unquoted early stage/small companies and funds that invest in these smaller companies, including but not limited to, the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS), Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS), Venture Capital Trusts (VCT), Social Investment Tax Reliefs (SITR) and are high risk and you should not invest unless you can afford total loss or if you are likely to require the capital in the near term since such investments can be difficult to realise.

The tax treatment of the investments depends on the individual circumstances of each investor and may be subject to change in future. The availability of tax reliefs depends on the Company invested in maintaining its qualifying status. This information provided on our website is based on our understanding of current taxation law and HM Revenue and Customs practice, which may change in the future. The content of our website is not intended to constitute investment, tax or legal advice. Neither past performance or forecasts are reliable indicators of future results and should not be relied upon. We recommend you seek independent advice before investing in our investment products.

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