Our Approach

ECI collaborate with management teams, working together to build successful businesses.


A Track Record of Success

We are one of the most experienced private equity firms in the UK mid-market.


Years of Private Equity Investing


Investments Completed


UK Focused Private Equity Funds

Our Investments

We work with entrepreneurs and ambitious management teams over the long-term to achieve sustainable growth.

Chris Morris, Citation CEO
Oliver Tucker, Wireless Logic CEO
P.B. Jacobse, rhubarb CEO
Ben Hood, Fourth CEO
Helen James, Investis CEO
Peter Liney, Great Rail Journeys CEO


Continuity and shared experience are central to the way we work, so the team you partner with at the beginning will work alongside you throughout the course of the investment.


News and Insights

Nominations for the ECI sponsored 2017...

25 Apr 2017

Nominations for the ECI sponsored UK Tech Awards are now open!

Having supported businesses across the technology sector for nearly 40 years, ECI is proud to be sponsoring the "tech growth business of the year" award at the UK tech awards for the 5th year running. The award recognises the fastest growing and most innovative technology companies in the UK. These are the most prestigious tech awards in the UK. Please do consider nominating your company.

ECI is top investor in The Sunday Times...

03 Apr 2017

ECI Partners is the only Private Equity Firm to have invested in three or more companies listed in this year's Sunday Times Profit Track 100. 

We are delighted to announce that three of ECI's existing portfolio companies have been ranked amongst Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing profits, according to the Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100, published on 2nd April 2017. 

Congratulations to the teams at IT Lab (award-winning IT support and strategic services company), MPM (high quality natural pet foods), and Tusker (the UK's market leading employee benefits car provider). The rankings recognise the hard work they have put in to achieve these results. 

The Fast Track series highlights the UK's most exciting growth companies, and ECI is delighted to have invested in many other companies that have been listed over the years, including Great Rail Journeys, LateRooms.com, Fourth, Wireless LogicXLN, M and M Direct, Think Money Group, and Clarity Blue

Chris Watt, Managing Partner at ECI commented, "We are delighted that three of ECI's recent investments have been recognised amongst Britain's 100 fastest growing private companies. As the only PE firm with as many as three companies in the league table - this is a testament to our commitment to supporting high growth businesses with strong management teams.”

Click here for the full league table. 

Winning Matters – Leading High...

17 Mar 2017

ECI Partners 2017 CEO Dinner with Sean Fitzpatrick.

ECI hosted its annual portfolio CEO event in February, with guests speakers Sean Fitzpatrick and Chris Morris. The event focused on distilling the lessons learned from high performance teams; our CEOs had the opportunity to hear Chris Morris, CEO of Citation (which ECI sold for 5.4x money in 2016 to HG Capital) talk about cultural change, and then Sean Fitzpatrick, former record winning captain of the All Blacks rugby team, add his fascinating views on building and sustaining high performance teams.

Sean spoke about how the culture of success permeates the All Blacks, and shared how that is honed and maintained across the generations.

Sean’s top tips:

  • Remember your losses more than your wins, stay hungry
  • Focus on what you do best and making sure you deliver that consistently
  • Winning matters, those final yards are the difference to getting the result

As part of our cross-portfolio programme, that brings together senior functional managers from across the businesses we back, we also recently hosted a workshop focused on Marketing and Sales performance as well as on HR and Talent Development.

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