RESTAURANT PRIVATE EQUITY

Helping investors maximize value and reduce risk from sourcing through exit.

Prestigious middle market private equity firms in North America, Latin America, EMEA, and APAC have partnered with us for support across the full investment lifecycle including sector analysis, investment thesis ideation and validation, deal origination, commercial and operational due diligence, post-acquisition priorities and 100-day plan, program and asset management support — in some cases as an operating partner — and phased value creation and enhancement initiatives through exit.

Our specialization is with middle-market companies (typically with revenues between $20m–$2b), supporting with both buy-side and sell-side advisory. Our work spans emerging, established, and distressed organizations through engagements with private equity firms, institutional investors, venture capital firms, sovereign wealth funds, and family investment offices, across a broad range of objectives:

Clients evaluating investments into restaurants or foodservice technology companies get unmatched sector-specific insights as deep regionally as they are broad globally to help anticipate and plan for what’s now and next; what’s moving the consumer and where the smart money is heading for food, beverage, restaurants, technology, and alternative foodservice formats.

Supporting the creation of a compelling and modernized investment thesis for where to play and win (considering geographies and categories that are not even in the radar right now) and pushing new boundaries in terms of innovation, from alternative formats and improved unit economic models to transformative technologies.

Leveraging our global know-how and know-who in the restaurant and hospitality industry, we help clients source tailored and credible prospects that align with an investment committee’s target profile and mandate. 

Supporting with both commercial and operational due diligence, we analyze the target company’s quality of earnings and evaluate the business model and both the unit-level and enterprise-level economics through transaction-level data analysis to identify risks and to unlock and create outsized growth of enterprise value and shareholder returns.

Working with the buy-side deal teams as well as sell-side executive leadership, we help develop and implement post-closing 100-day plans that start quickly harvesting low-hanging fruit, laying the foundation for a successful top quartile performance (through revenue growth and performance optimization strategies) and value-accretive investment.

Bringing expertise honed from field and functional area experience, we support with hands-on application of value enhancement strategies. Whether it’s about the expansion of well-positioned companies or the turnaround of underperforming operations, our clients benefit from revenue growth strategies, cost optimization initiatives, and productivity improvements. We’re not just industry theorists, we’re practitioners.

Helping investors develop a sell-side package that tells a compelling story and communicates the pipeline of potential to new buyers, ultimately working to maximizing exit value.

HOW WE HELP

  • Sector Analysis
  • Market Landscape
  • Total Addressable Market
  • Deal Sourcing
  • Commercial Due Diligence
  • Operational Due Diligence
  • Portfolio Strategy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Investment Thesis Analysis
  • 100-Day Plan Development and Implementation
  • Post-Acquisition Integration
  • Gain-Share Initiatives
  • Risk Mitigation Strategies
  • Value-Creation Initiatives
  • F&B Portfolio Performance Enhancement

WHO WE SERVE

  • Private Equity Firms
  • Family Offices
  • Corporate Venture Capital Firms
  • Multi-Brand and Multi-Concept Operators
  • Franchisors
  • Franchisees
  • Public Companies
  • Hotel Chains
  • Delivery Providers
  • Foodservice Technology Companies
  • Developers
  • Contract and Institutional Foodservice
  • Suppliers and Distributors

When the right components are combined within a platform, the whole can be much greater than the sum of its parts (and this is reflected in valuations). 

If that’s something you’d be interested in, we can help.

Are you an operator or investor seeking a restaurant advisor?
We're looking forward to hearing from you.

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