Mergers and Acquisitions Support

As an investor - actual or potential - you need to know how the foodservice sector is structured and to understand the different types of operator, from contract caterer to restaurateur, fast-food to managed pub operator. You may also need to get to grips with the supply chain, including the role of delivered wholesalers, logistics/contract distributors, cash-and-carries and the many specialist distributors.

We can help you deconstruct these sectors so that you can begin to focus on the key segments and companies.

To do that, we can:

  • supply you with long-term trend data - some of it going back to 1981 - at current and constant prices
  • give you detailed understanding of key metrics such as margins, mark-up, operator spend per meal and customer spend per meal
  • identify the size of each of almost 100 market sectors
  • identify the key players in each sector and their market shares
  • give you forecasts going forward five years for all segments and metrics

“Based on my experience, I would say that Horizons enters into business relationships for the long term.  Unlike some other businesses which want to see immediate payback, Peter and his team have a longer term view which makes it easier to deal with them. I can always rely on Peter to offer credible advice and he has proven to be an asset to the Spayne Lindsey restaurant team.”

You need to understand the forces at work in the market and the dynamics that are shaping it now and into the future. We have the data you need to do this - and the experience and know-how to help you interpret it.

Recently we have helped these institutions identify the future prospects for sectors and companies active in the eating out sector and its supply chain:

  • 3i
  • Baillie Gifford
  • Bain Capital
  • Canyon Partners
  • CIBC
  • Cinven
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Dresdner Kleinwort
  • Gandhara Capital
  • Glasgow Investment Managers
  • Glenhill Capital Management
  • Glenview Capital
  • Golden Tree Asset Management
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Halcyon Asset Management
  • JP Morgan
  • Lloyds TSB
  • Pioneer Investments
  • Piper Equity
  • Tudor Capital Management
  • ZBI

We can help you too.

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