Secret Escapes is an exclusive members-only travel club offering discounted rates on luxury hand-picked hotels and holidays in the UK and abroad. The Company's platform enables members to book four and five star hotels, five-star spa breaks, resorts and tropical beach escapes. Secret Escapes acts as an agent for suppliers, tour operators and hotels featured on the site.

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TypePrivate
HQGreater London, GB
Founded2009
Size (employees)669 (est)
Websitesecretescapes.com
Secret Escapes was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Greater London, GB
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Key People/Management at Secret Escapes

Alex Saint

Alex Saint

Co-Founder & CEO
Tom Valentine

Tom Valentine

Co-Founder & COO
Cian Weeresinghe

Cian Weeresinghe

Chief Marketing Officer
Sebastian Fallert

Sebastian Fallert

Managing Director UK
Lara Pitt

Lara Pitt

Head of Operations
Will Fawcett

Will Fawcett

Chief Financial Planning & Commercial Officer
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Secret Escapes Office Locations

Secret Escapes has an office in Greater London
Greater London, (HQ)
4th Floor 20 Holborn
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Secret Escapes Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2009

Secret Escapes total Funding

$251.8 m

Secret Escapes latest funding size

$67.96 m

Time since last funding

5 months ago

Secret Escapes investors

Secret Escapes's latest funding round in July 2018 was reported to be $68 m. In total, Secret Escapes has raised $251.8 m. Secret Escapes's latest valuation is reported to be £209.5 m.
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Secret Escapes Revenue

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Secret Escapes's revenue was reported to be £73.21 m in FY, 2017
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2017)

73.2m

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

61.9m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

84.5%

Net income (FY, 2017)

(14.7m)

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

(12.7m)

EBIT (FY, 2017)

(13.9m)

Market valuation

209.5m

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

48.0m

EV

176.3m
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GBPFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

3.6m11.6m20.4m30.9m48.7m73.2m

Revenue growth, %

218%76%52%58%

Cost of goods sold

1.1m2.2m3.3m5.2m8.4m11.3m

Gross profit

2.5m9.4m17.1m25.6m40.3m61.9m
GBPFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

2.5m4.7m4.2m4.2m21.8m10.7m48.0m

Accounts Receivable

482.4k680.5k1.9m2.0m2.6m4.2m6.8m

Current Assets

2.9m6.0m7.6m8.4m28.3m19.5m66.0m

PP&E

25.7k72.5k87.2k373.0k1.1m1.3m1.2m
GBPFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

(5.5m)(3.5m)(15.0m)(21.6m)(20.5m)(14.7m)

Cash From Operating Activities

(3.7m)(466.2k)(6.4m)(14.0m)(10.7m)3.8m

Cash From Financing Activities

6.0m1.3k8.5m33.1m44.0k81.8m

Net Change in Cash

2.2m(515.5k)(4.0k)17.6m(11.1m)37.3m
GBPY, 2017

EV/EBITDA

-13.9 x

EV/EBIT

-12.7 x

EV/CFO

45.9 x

Revenue/Employee

142.3k

Debt/Equity

0.5 x

Debt/Assets

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

4.1 x
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Secret Escapes Operating Metrics

Jul, 2017

Countries

21
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Secret Escapes Revenue Breakdown

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Secret Escapes revenue breakdown by business segment: 95.0% from Commissions from Hotels and Tour Operators and 5.0% from Other

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Secret Escapes Online and Social Media Presence

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Secret Escapes News and Updates

Luxury travel service Secret Escapes raises £83 million in equity and debt

Luxury travel club Secret Escapes has raised £83 million in both equity and debt funding led by Temasek with participation from Idinvest Partners and the debt portion of the round coming from Silicon Valley Bank. News about the funding round first surfaced late last week with reports that the compan…

Secret Escapes raises $111 million to grow its luxury holiday marketplace through acquisitions

Secret Escapes, a members-only travel club for discounted luxury holidays, has closed a $111 million series D funding round led by Singapore-based investment firm Temasek, with participation from France’s Idinvest Partners. Founded out of London in 2010 and launched a year later, Secret Escapes offe…

Secret Escapes handed keys for further expansion with $111m funding

London-based travel startup Secret Escapes has raised $111m (£83m) in its latest funding round.  The membership-based online travel booking platform now plans to ramp up its international expansion drive, eyeing acquisitions as it grows. "The cash injection of $111 million will enable Secret E…

Secret Escapes racks up $111 mln

London-based Secret Escapes, a luxury hotel flash deals site, has raised $111 million in Series D equity and debt funding. Temasek led the equity round with participation from return backer Indinvest Partners while Silicon Valley Bank provided the debt facility.
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Secret Escapes Blogs

Our stay of the week – Tudor Farmhouse, Gloucestershire

Both welcoming and relaxing, the stylish converted Tudor Farmhouse has retained many of its original features. Fresh neutral walls with flashes of exposed stonework are framed by high-quality wooden fixtures, […]

Chefchaouen city guide: what to see and do in the blue pearl of Morocco

A beguiling blue pearl in Morocco’s crown, the city of Chefchaouen in the country’s north makes an ideal destination for those seeking a mellowed venture into the vibrant tapestry of […]

Ski luxury for less: five swish European resorts and their best-value alternatives

Lift passes, equipment hire, cheese-laden fondues and post-piste beers – ski holidays can incur many costs but we’re here to prove it can be done without breaking the bank, if […]

An essential guide to South Africa: six ways to see the Rainbow Nation

Nicknamed the ‘Rainbow Nation’, South Africa is a country of contrasts that seduces with golden beaches, dramatic mountains, an abundance of wildlife and a rich history. Whether you’re searching for […]

Our stay of the week – The Principal London

In the elegant streets of Bloomsbury, The Principal London is the perfect bolthole for cultural breaks in the capital – just moments from the British Musuem, the city’s loveliest bookshops and a feast of fabulous eating spots. Spend days leisurely strolling between leafy squares and cosy cafes, and …

Vietnam’s best destinations for food, history, nightlife and more

There’s a little something for everyone in Vietnam, a dynamic Southeast Asian gem which packs all manner of sights and sounds across its narrow landscape. From Hanoi in the North […]
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Secret Escapes Company Life and Culture

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Secret Escapes Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Secret Escapes founded?

    Secret Escapes was founded in 2009.

  • Who are Secret Escapes key executives?

    Secret Escapes's key executives are Alex Saint, Tom Valentine and Cian Weeresinghe.

  • How many employees does Secret Escapes have?

    Secret Escapes has 669 employees.

  • What is Secret Escapes revenue?

    Latest Secret Escapes annual revenue is £73.2 m.

  • What is Secret Escapes revenue per employee?

    Latest Secret Escapes revenue per employee is £109.4 k.

  • Who are Secret Escapes competitors?

    Competitors of Secret Escapes include Recharge, Mr & Mrs Smith and Stayful.

  • Where is Secret Escapes headquarters?

    Secret Escapes headquarters is located at 4th Floor 20 Holborn, Greater London.

  • Where are Secret Escapes offices?

    Secret Escapes has an office in Greater London.

  • How many offices does Secret Escapes have?

    Secret Escapes has 1 office.