ECI achieves average return of 4.2x over last 10 exits

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It’s fantastic to be able to look back at an exceptionally strong 12 months for ECI, completing 10 exits and generating an average gross return of 4.2x over the last year.

Together, these exits delivered £1.3bn of proceeds, and include the recent sale of MiQ, one of the largest global programmatic media partners, for a 6.1x return, following a five-year partnership that saw MiQ execute an ambitious North American expansion strategy.

Other recent exits include Bionic, the marketplace for SME services, for a 4.8x return, with Bionic successfully making six acquisitions during our investment, and Content+Cloud, a leading technology services business, digital transformation partner and managed services provider, for a 4.1x return, following strong organic and acquisitive growth during our partnership.

Today’s figures highlight ECI’s continued strong record of providing hands-on support to portfolio companies looking to unlock growth opportunities. We work hand-in-hand with management teams, working alongside them on projects that drive value, such as international expansion, product strategy, or employee retention. These results also follow our expansion into the United States with an office in New York to support the international growth aspirations of its portfolio.

The past 12 months have been extremely successful for ECI and highlights our ability to partner with inspiring business leaders and exceptional businesses. The fantastic results over the last year speak to the strength of the brilliant founders, CEOs and management teams that we partner with, and the team at ECI who work with them to unlock growth opportunities from day one. The consistency of our results, which follow the close of our ECI 9 Fund earlier this year which delivered an average 3.0x return to investors, is something we are extremely proud of. We look forward to working with our portfolio, and prospective management teams, to deliver on their growth ambitions for the future.”

Chris Watt

Managing Partner

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