ECI announces sale of Investis Digital

Investis Digital, a leading global digital communications company, announced today that it has been acquired by Investcorp. The investment by Investcorp represents a full realization for ECI Partners for a return of 2.6x. 

Through its proprietary approach known as Connected Content, Investis Digital unites compelling communications, intelligent digital experiences, and performance marketing to help its clients build deeper connections with audiences and drive business performance. This investment marks a new chapter in Investis Digital’s history, allowing the company to bring its wealth of experience, sector-based knowledge, and innovative technologies to more brands across the world.

The partnership with ECI has supported Investis Digital’s international strategy, and today Investis Digital has offices in six countries and nine global offices, including New York, London, Phoenix, Helsinki and Vadodara, India with more than 500 employees worldwide.

“It has been a pleasure to work alongside Don and the team, helping to develop Investis Digital’s global proposition. We believe Investis Digital is now a global business well-positioned to continue along its impressive growth trajectory and make the most of the opportunities that increased adoption of digital communications can offer. We would like to thank the team for such a successful partnership, and we wish them all the best for the future.”

Richard Chapman

Partner at ECI Partners

During the partnership with ECI, the company acquired Zog Digital, Vertical Measures and Microserve which bolstered its digital capabilities, especially in the US. Over the last three years, the company has trebled its EBITDA and with the additional capital, intends to accelerate product innovation, enhance client service and delivery, and expand market presence. 

“We are so grateful to ECI for their partnership and for helping us power our digital communications strategy with our Connected Content approach and for investing in our proprietary enterprise grade technology platforms over the past six years” said Global CEO Don Scales. “As we look to our longer-term vision for the future, we are excited and optimistic for the support and breadth of experience Investcorp will bring in the next phase of our evolution and the enhancements to the services we will be able to offer our clients.”

Raymond James served as exclusive financial adviser and Osborne Clarke as legal adviser to ECI and Investis Digital.

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