Insight

Growth Company Index 2018

November 2018
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New World Trading Company wins this year's award, following strong performance from pub and bar operators

This year's index – which monitors compound annual profit growth in the period 2014 to 2017 – illustrates that M&A activity in the eating and drinking out sector remains robust, with 22% of the top 50 either acquired or the subject of an M&A process during this year. This highlights the continuing attraction of companies with an ability to deliver consistent profit growth in a challenging market.

The success of New World highlights that current headwinds being faced by the market – cost pressure being at the forefront – can be overcome by creativity and innovation. This goes for entrepreneurs, emerging multi-site operators, established national brands or the big corporates.

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Craig Rachel

Senior Vice President, London