Leisure

Our team have unrivalled expertise providing strategic and operational support to some of the biggest brands in consumer leisure. As a result of our broad experience, we often advise private equity investors looking to buy or sell leisure assets, or drive performance in an existing portfolio company.

  • Accommodation: We advise hotel and hostel brands, cruise operators, and holiday resorts on critical growth topics such as segmentation and brand positioning, revenue management, and loyalty and CRM.
  • Food & Beverage: We work together with restaurants, food delivery operators, cafes and coffee shops, pubs, bars, and clubs to drive revenue and profit through topics including pricing and menu design, proposition improvement, and location strategy.
  • Entertainment: We address business-critical issues for clients across a diverse set of consumer activities, including cinemas, theme parks, museums and attractions, sports and recreation, and gyms and fitness.
  • Gambling & Gaming: Our team advise businesses operating across a variety of models and channels, including fixed odds (e.g. casinos, lotteries), sportsbook (betting shops, online gambling) and gaming and e-sports.
  • Consumer Travel: We deliver strategic projects on behalf of tour operators, travel agents, and public / private transport businesses. We also work jointly with our Technology practice to advise upstream technology and distribution platforms, such as aggregators or lead generators.
We work with some of the biggest global players and national names across a broad range of sub-sectors

Our thinking

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Keep calm and play on: The rise of Digital Leisure

Perspectives on the growth of Digital Leisure and the characteristics of a winning model

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Key routes to value creation in global travel, hospitality and leisure in 2020

As we enter 2020, we continue to see strong interest and activity across a number of key leisure trends – and a number of highly attractive assets that are successfully playing into these themes to drive growth

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Aggregators in fitness: helping operators stay in shape or causing injury?

From the rise of low-cost gyms to the growth of new fitness concepts such as hip-hop spin and yogalates, the fitness industry has evolved at an impressive pace in recent decades

Friday, March 22, 2019

The OC&C Fundex 2019: How was it for you?

Hospitality & Leisure is a fantastically diverse sector, but one thing unites every single leisure brand out there – the importance of creating a great guest experience. Easier said than done

Friday, December 21, 2018

Takeaway.com taking the first step towards profitability in Germany?

The acquisition of the German operations of Delivery Hero (Lieferheld, Pizza.de and Foodora) by its rival Takeaway.com (Lieferando) for 930 Million Euro fundamentally changes the landscape in the German food delivery market.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Is Airbnb yearning for the dependability of Bricks and Mortar?

There was an intriguing announcement earlier this week that Airbnb was launching a major new initiative to design and build a new generation of millennial ready houses

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Contactless coffee?

Interesting to see Costa Coffee's latest innovation aimed at driving a switch to reusable cups

Monday, November 12, 2018

Digital innovation, where China's underdevelopment is an advantage

China's digital development has attracted global attention. Last week I joined a digital camp run by one of the leading global retailers in Shanghai to discuss the new retail brand, HEMA, launched by Alibaba

Monday, November 5, 2018

AVs allow proposition reinvention, not just driver automation

As Henry Ford may have said: "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses"

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Taking a serious look at fun

People in China’s growing middle class are working longer and harder, and so they are placing greater emphasis on leisure as well as spending more time on leisure activities

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Going places

Times have been particularly tough for Travel, Transport and Logistics (TTL) operators, with the profits of leading brands such as Holiday Inn, Hertz and DHL all coming under pressure from recession and structural changes to their industries

Friday, January 31, 2014

Journeys to the west

The classic Ming Dynasty novel “Journey to the West” tells the tale of Xuanzang, a Chinese monk trekking to India to study Buddhist scriptures alongside a colourful collection of magical characters

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