Sausalitos

Sausalitos is one of the leading casual gastro pub chains in Germany. Through its combination of lifestyle concept, innovative cocktails, international cuisine and high quality service, Sausalitos offers its customers a unique experience. Sausalitos stores have a common branding and interior design following a leisure-like Southern-Style theme.

During EQT Expansion Capital II’s investment period, Sausalitos has grown significantly, both in terms of top-line growth and profitability. The store network was expanded by 9 new stores, various sales initiatives introduced and the operational platform substantially strengthened, thereby growing the top line by 10% CAGR over the last 5 years.

Key events during EQT's ownership

  • Operational roll-out with 9 new restaurants opened
  • Establishment of a strong pipeline for future store openings
  • Investment in innovative marketing concepts, including social media coverage and frequent promotions
  • Enhanced effectiveness of group controlling and monitoring
  • Implementation of an effective (regional) management structure
  • Attractive organic growth, with 25% like-for-like sales growth from 2011-2014