Congratulations to Tom Wrenn who has been announced as a ‘Future 40 Investment Leaders’ by Real Deals.
2020 was a year like no other for dealmakers, and Real Deals – in association with Board Equity – looked at leaders who were able to navigate and achieve successful exits despite the complexities.
Real Deals highlighted Tom’s work with Auction Technology Group (ATG). ECI first invested in ATG in 2014, and last year, sold a majority position to TA Associates, whilst reinvesting in the enlarged group as part of a transaction that saw the acquisition of Proxibid in North America. In February 2021, ATG debuted on the London Stock Exchange and has a current market capitalisation of c.£800m.
During ECI’s investment Tom supported the business in its digitisation and internationalisation, introducing new tech leadership in the form of John-Paul Savant (ex Paypal) and supporting him in onboarding senior leaders; a strategy which saw the tech team increase by 4x over the course of ECI’s investment. Wrenn also supported the rebranding of ATG, with a renewed focus on the tech platform, and using innovation to drive commercial advantage.
The announcement comes shortly after news of Tom’s promotion to Managing Partner earlier this week.
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