Growthdeck: Elite Coffee

Elite Coffee   |  Food & Drink
Target £750,000
Type Equity
Status Open

The Opportunity

Elite Coffee Limited (“Elite”) currently operates a leading coffee franchise at the ExCeL London in East London. This unit was opened two years ago, and since then, the management team has formed a close relationship with the franchisor. Elite is now seeking £1.1m of equity investment to part fund the roll-out of 20 new franchise units in East London over the next five years. Elite has been granted the franchise territory of East London and Essex and has identified 6 new locations, the first of which has already opened in early November 2017. An additional fundraise of £1.25m is anticipated in late-2018, which is likely to be predominantly, if not fully, in the form of debt.

Based on the Base Case exit assumptions in 2022, the equity investment offers the prospect of a 4.1x money return – increasing to 5.8x after EIS income tax relief is taken into consideration.

Invest in a leading coffee franchise


The founding directors, Paul Harbottle and Steve Evans, have extensive experience in the hospitality industry. They have managed multi-site bar and restaurant businesses for major players and have been responsible for a number of roll-out programmes.

Current status

The first new store opened in early Nov 2017 and Elite has already identified five more greenfield franchise sites in the designated territory. These new sites include prestigious new commercial/residential property developments. The new openings are planned at the rate of 4/5 per annum.

Target EBITDA Exit Multiple


Target Exit Money Multiple


Target IRR


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Investment details

Fundraise target£750,000

Equity stake16.4%

Exit Money Multiple4.1

Exit EBITDA Multiple8

Exit IRR37%

Company details

Name:Elite Coffee


Address: Holywell Farm
Thornton Road

Company no: 10197096

Incorporated: 24/05/16

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