Our Focus

Our focus is on growth, resilience and fantastic management teams

WHAT DO WE INVEST IN?

We invest in growth businesses valued up to £300m.

Our focus is on growth, resilience and fantastic management teams. We don’t take a broad, sector-based approach, instead we focus on a limited number of subsectors. This gives us conviction and provides our management teams with greater depth of expertise.

Whether its IoT or Insurance, SaaS or SME services, our knowledge and conviction means we know quickly if we want to invest. It also enables us to help management teams on their growth plans from day one.

There’s nothing like that moment when you meet a CEO, understand their passion and are totally aligned on the opportunity ahead. You just know you want to invest.”

Suzanne Pike

Partner, ECI

51%

Founder-Backed

31%

Minority investments

105

Management Buyouts

Since 1990

case study
Content+Cloud

Supporting growth through an ambitious M&A strategy

Content+Cloud is a leading Microsoft focused digital transformation provider, with 775 professionals across 6 countries. Working closely with management, we built a comprehensive market map and shortlist of potential acquisitions. The resulting six bolt-ons substantially boosted Content+Cloud’s capabilities, allowing its customers to unlock even greater value. We realised Content + Cloud with a 4.1x return on exit.

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6
acquisitions, significantly expanding capability and customer base
case study
CPOMS

Expanding SaaS customer base

CPOMS is a provider of safeguarding software to schools. To support their organic growth, we helped CPOMS’ management team with product extension, including the launch of the Staffsafe module, and to improve market visibility through a data and predictive lead scoring project.

CPOMS
100%
Increase in school base since date of investment

OUR TRACK RECORD

Why does our track record matter?

Almost half a century of investing means that we have learned how to help businesses overcome the challenges of an ever-changing world. We’ve built a network that unlocks opportunity all over the world. And we’ve harnessed deep pools of expertise able to support your ambitions.

But we never rely solely on what’s come before. We know that growth comes through innovation, ambition and taking responsibility for change when it’s needed.

Years of private equity investing
46
Years of private equity investing
Completed investments
267
Completed investments
private equity funds
11
private equity funds

OUR INVESTORS

ECI has the support of leading institutional investors

We seek to build long-term relationships with a diverse and international group of private equity investors over multiple fund cycles. Many of ECI’s current investors have invested with ECI for over 20 years, reflecting the confidence and trust they have in the partnership.

 

£1.7bn+

Current AUM

25%

Investors in our current fund that have invested with us for 20+ years

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