ECI invests in SaaS business,

ISMS team

We’re pleased to announce our investment in, a market-leading SaaS Information Security Management System (ISMS). The deal provides a full realisation for Cow Corner, an investor focussed on UK services and software businesses, following a highly successful four-year investment partnership.

ISO 27001 certifications have increased by 450% in the last ten years, and provides global SMEs and Enterprise customers with an easy-to-use cloud-hosted ISMS to facilitate the adoption of ISO 27001 and over 100 other standards. Following the investment by Cow Corner in 2019, has grown to become a market-leading ISMS globally. With ISO 27001 one of two preeminent global information security management standards, the investment from ECI will support the company to expand further into global markets and adjacencies.

With Cow Corner’s backing we have built a best—in-class platform and become a market leader in the ISMS space. Cow Corner have been a brilliant partner, but now is the right time for a new investor to take the business through the next stage of growth and accelerate our global expansion plans. The investment will also enable us to invest further in product development and enhance our offering to customers. We’d like to thank the Cow Corner team for all their support and look forward to the next stage of our journey with ECI.”

Luke Dash

CEO, is a great business at the cross section of SaaS, compliance and cyber security – all very interesting growth markets. We have been incredibly impressed by the team. The platform, business and culture they have built are truly fantastic, and we like the business’ positive purpose – specifically to help customers manage and improve the security of their data and assets. With demand for ISOs increasing and more organisations looking for certifications such as ISO 27001, has a real opportunity to continue its highly impressive trajectory to date. We look forward to working with Luke and the team.”

Daniel Bailey

Investment Director at ECI

We’d like to thank Founder, Mark Darby, and CEO, Luke Dash, and the whole team for what they have been able to achieve since our investment in 2019. The platform they have built enables customers to achieve ISO 27001 certification more easily and much faster than competitors, and that has driven exceptional growth during our partnership. They are well positioned to take a leadership position in the international ISMS market and we wish them every success with their new investor, ECI.”

Charlie Ross

Partner at Cow Corner

The ECI team that led the deal was Daniel Bailey, Lewis Bantin, Richard Chapman, David Ewing, Isabella Fox and Mia Smith.

Advisors to ECI:

Legal: Squire Patton Boggs

Corporate Finance: DC Advisory

Commercial Due Diligence: Teneo

Tax Due Diligence: EY

Financial Due Diligence: PwC

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