Coffer Corporate Leisure’s Success Leads to Expansion

September 22, 2014

Coffer Corporate Leisure – the only dedicated property investment and mergers & acquisitions advisor to the leisure industry – has expanded following a highly successful year which has seen it advising on over £1 billion of deals since last summer.

This surge in activity lead to the appointment of a new research analyst Samantha Hinkley, who joins Coffer Corporate Leisure having graduated from University of Leeds in the summer of 2014 with a joint honours degree in Mathematics and Statistics. She will provide research and analysis support to the team on a range of investment and corporate transactions within the leisure and hospitality sectors.

Mark Sheehan, Managing Director of Coffer Corporate Leisure said: “We have had an incredible period advising publicly and behind the scenes on some of the leisure sectors largest and most high-profile deals. However, with so much activity we needed to expand our team. We are delighted to welcome Sam and are sure she will be an invaluable asset moving forward. We look forward to continuing our success throughout the remainder of 2014 and beyond.”

“We are capitalising on investor’s appetite for the leisure sector. In the right locations operators are able to trade for the long terms and commit to long leases. Forensic analysis of trading is important but there are still very good deals to be had with excellent long term growth. Pubs in particular offer value.”

Coffer Corporate Leisure have also completed a number of London freehold investment transactions recently.

The company completed the sale of the freehold of 60 St John’s Wood High Street, let to Carluccio’s, on behalf of a private consortium to Attleborough Estates Limited for £4.25m. Acquired the freehold of 68-69 Upper Street, Islington – trading a Wahaca – on behalf of London and Strategic Estates, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sapcote Group PLC for a consideration of £3.75 million. It also advised London Global Real Estate on its sale of the freehold of 20 Homer Street in Marylebone, W1, home to Italian restaurant Briciole, to Wesley Properties for £1.75m.