LEISURE & CONSUMER
Consumers have never been better informed, and they’re increasingly demanding. Successful companies within the leisure and consumer sector rise to this challenge, identifying underlying category and consumer trends and applying those insights to create unique, truly differentiated services and products.
Phoenix invests in leisure and consumer businesses that are resilient to shifting spending cycles, and where we believe there’s strong potential for expansion, roll-out, or a combination of both. We back the best teams in the sector and help them drive growth in their businesses.
OUR INVESTMENTS IN THE SECTOR
Examples of some of our investments in the sector
Busaba’s restaurants provide high quality modern Thai food served in stylish surroundings. Phoenix invested in 2008. During the course of the investment period to date, a highly differentiated “Modern Bangkok” brand identity has been created and an exceptional team of casual dining professionals has been built, led by CEO Jason Myers.
Riviera Travel is the UK’s leading provider of overseas guided tours and river cruise holidays, carrying over 115,000 passengers per year. Phoenix invested in December 2014.
Led by CEO John Treharne, The Gym is a leading operator of low-cost gyms. During Phoenix investment period, there has been a strong focus on accelerating the roll-out of new gyms in high quality locations, and the rate of new site openings has doubled along with member numbers.
Learn more about the other core sectors we focus on.