Zolfo Cooper is a leading leisure sector financial advisor, delivering real market insight across the range of sub sectors. We have invested in the sector to ensure we can deliver the right blend of deep financial and operational insight for our clients.
The in-house leisure team is supported by Advisory Partner Ian Edward who brings a wealth of industry knowledge from over 20 years working on leisure sector M&A and as an NED.
We have been active working on a range of mandates covering Pubs and Bars, Late Night Venues, Restaurants, Gaming, Health & Fitness Clubs, Visitor Attractions, Travel and Entertainment Venues.
A selection of our recent engagements can be found below.
Zolfo Cooper work with a broad range of businesses in the sector from smaller growth companies considering fund raising or sale to more mature businesses looking at divestments or balance sheet reorganisations.
The Leisure Advisory Panel
Analysis of the sector highlighted that in the decade to 2006 transaction were driven by financiers and the availability of cheap debt. The first assumption was 5% LFL growth. Since 2006 markets have become progressively more difficult and real growth has become the preserve of very relevant well managed businesses. Operational management has once again replaced financial wizardry as the key driver of success.
To ensure that we can bring high quality operational input into our assignments, we launched the Leisure Advisory Panel in late 2009. The Panel brings together operators with industry-leading credentials. They bring a broad range of expertise and experience that can assist our clients in understanding how to achieve their objectives whatever the circumstance. The Panel includes Chairman, CEO’s, FDs and Procurement specialists with experience of both growth and turnaround situations. Details of Panel members are available here.
Our innovative offering is unique in the professional services arena and combines Zolfo Cooper’s award winning advisory services with the leading operational excellence of our Leisure Advisory Panel. This flexible, one team approach allows us to provide the most effective solutions for your specific issue. Our teams deliver informed opinion on a company’s performance, strategic direction and competitive environment, focusing our analysis on the areas that really matter.
The Leisure Wallet Report
The Zolfo Cooper Leisure Wallet Report is a bi-annual survey and review of leisure spending patterns in the UK. In addition to our general review of spending habits, the report brings together expert panels of key operators, banks and private equity investors currently active in the Leisure sector to provide their views on the leisure market and prospects for the future.
Click here for the latest edition of The Leisure Wallet Report.
If you would like to hear more about our leisure sector credentials and the solutions we can provide please contact one of the senior leisure sector team: