Time Out is a trusted global brand that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city.

Investment Year
2010
Sector
Media
Location
Global
Fund
Fund I
Status
In portfolio

Time Out is a multi-platform media and e-commerce business with a global content distribution network comprising magazines, web, mobile apps, live events and physical markets.  The Time Out platform serves as a guide for local food, drink, music, art, style and entertainment that seeks to inspire and enable people to experience the best of the city. The Time Out brand owns and operates platforms in 65 cities across 14 countries including core cities such as London, New York, and Paris.  The Group has a presence in a further 43 cities, across 25 countries through franchises.  Together, Time Out Group has an estimated combined average monthly audience reach of over 137 million across all channels

Time Out allows businesses, ranging from global brands to local businesses to engage with consumers across the Company’s multi-national content distribution network at the moment they are looking for inspiration of things to do, events or venues. Time Out generates media and ecommerce revenue primarily from the sale of advertising to these brands or local businesses that seek to reach its audience of consumers and via its ecommerce platform which allows consumers to book or buy tickets.

Time Out’s platform also incorporates Time Out Market which brings together Time Out’s curation of a city’s best restaurants, food shops and culture under one roof. The first Time Out Market opened in 2014 and occupies an old fruit market hall in Lisbon, Portugal of approximately 70,000 square foot. In the first six months of 2016, the Time Out Market in Lisbon attracted 1.3 million visitors which includes a mix of locals and tourists alike.