Full Market Entry

We provide full market entry support in China and key Asia Pacific markets, specifically to companies in the hospitality and franchising industry. We will do everything from Business Plan development to opening the doors of company-owned restaurants as well as introducing strategic partners. Offices in Hong Kong, Sydney, Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, Mumbai and Los Angeles.

Key Relationships

We have relationships with leading Venture Capital and Private Equity Investment Firms in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Japan, South Korea & Southeast Asia looking for opportunities to expand their hospitality sector positions in Asia Pacific, particularly in China. In addition, we have a broad network in the region of leading indigenous food service chains that are looking for additional business expansion opportunities in the hospitality industry either through joint ventures or franchise relationships.

Identify & Quantify Value Creation Levers

We identify and quantify top line and bottom line impacts and recommend improvements needs in areas such as sales growth, menu mix, operational efficiencies, Head Office infrastructure, store networks, supply chain and brand management.

Due Diligence

We perform due diligence assignments on behalf of our clients for target acquisitions as well as strategic partners.

Expert Consultations

We work as “expert consultants” to leading international consulting firms in the Asia Pacific region on hospitality specific assignments, such as concept refinement and localization, market potential forecasting, supply chain improvements and store level profitability improvement.

Strategic Audits

We will perform strategic audits of existing market positions and recommend corrective strategies and action plans, such as developing a new or revised strategic business plan, evaluating supply chain inefficiencies, recommending new strategic partners and making refinements to existing concepts already operating in the market.

Deep Dives

We execute “Deep Dives” to answer specific questions and address specific issues in new or existing markets to get our clients back on track quickly in international markets. Do you want to know the potential growth opportunities for pizza delivery in China, the economics of operating a full-service restaurant in South Korea, or whether it makes sense to open a smoothie chain in Hong Kong? We can answer these questions and many more quickly and within budget.

Construction & Operations

We introduce all key purveyors to support the building and operations of a company-owned store in priority markets, Including but not limited to legal and accounting services, general contractors, food distributors, kitchen equipment suppliers, local marketing services companies and real estate brokers. We also suggest proven methods in each market to recruit key operations staff.

Minority Equity Positions

We seek to take minority equity investment positions in Hong Kong or Singapore legal entities holding development rights to high potential Japanese, Korean and US retail food service concepts.