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's Commercial Team wins Portfolio...

20 Apr 2017

Congratulations to the ECI Commercial Team who won the Portfolio Management Team of the Year award (a category voted for by a panel of only LPs) at this year's Private Equity Awards.

The award is recognition of the consistently hard work and value-added support which ECI's Commercial Team give our investment portfolio. 

The Commercial Team is a unique feature at ECI Partners, built explicitly to help management maximise the growth potential of their business, by working together both pre-and post-investment. The team work with each portfolio board to prioritise key initiatives to drive longer term capital value. 

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. 

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