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Sector expertise

Imbiba is a specialist investor in the leisure and hospitality sector, with 19 years of operational and investment expertise.  As a specialist, Imbiba is able to focus on these growth sectors and provide category leadership.

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 90 different businesses, across 15 different brands. It is this niche focus, which has enabled Imbiba to deliver consistently high returns. 

Consistent high returns

Imbiba has achieved an average compound rate of return, for all realised investments, in excess of 35% per annum. In the case of Drake & Morgan, a return of 5.7 times was generated.

Award winning

Imbiba invested businesses have been multiple award winners every year, for the last 5 years. Imbiba has also been recognised for its successful EIS model and were awarded the Best EIS Investment Exit at the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) Annual awards for excellence at the House of Lords.

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