Mid-market private equity firm ECI Partners has appointed three new Partners, among a raft of other senior promotions.
Despite market uncertainty, ECI’s portfolio has remained resilient, and the business delivered on five new investments and five exits over the course of the year.
Michael Butler, Duncan Ramsay and Stephen Roberts have all been promoted to Partner. Together, they have a wealth of experience at ECI and have played a key role in delivering growth for investments across all sectors in ECI’s portfolio.
Prior to joining ECI, Michael held roles at Canaccord Genuity and Deloitte. Michael led the recent investment in KB Associates, and has been heavily involved in ECI’s investments in The Clear Group, MiQ and Edenhouse. Duncan is a member of ECI’s Commercial Team, with a focus on technology and data. He has been heavily involved in ECI’s investments in Mobysoft, CPOMS, Bionic, Peoplesafe, 4Ways, ATG and Arkessa. Prior to joining ECI, he gained over a decade of experience between consulting at PwC Strategy &, and in a corporate at Telecom New Zealand Group. Stephen is based in ECI’s Manchester office, and was recently responsible for leading the investment in Mobysoft, and was involved in ECI’s investments in Bionic, Imagesound and CPOMS. Before joining ECI he spent nine years at PwC.
In addition to the three Partner promotions, Daniel Bailey, Laura Morrill and Toby Fitzherbert have all been appointed to Investment Director. Daniel joined ECI from BGF, and prior to that held positions at Canaccord Genuity and Deloitte. His current investments include Content+Cloud, Peoplesafe and CSL. Laura’s current investments include Mobysoft, Travel Chapter and 4Ways, and prior to joining ECI she spent five years working within PwC’s Corporate Finance division. Before ECI, Toby held positions at Hattington Capital, FPE Capital and the Financial Markets division at Standard Chartered. Toby’s current investments include Auction Technology Group, Bionic and MiQ.
Sean Whelan, Managing Partner at ECI, said: “At ECI we place great importance on investing in our people, and ensuring we create a culture that allows people to develop and progress in their career whilst at ECI, and this announcement is proof of this. By taking this approach we can retain our best talent, and ensure that we meet our goal of helping our investments’ management teams do more, and deliver strong year on year growth.”
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