Maitland/AMO was appointed as ECI Partners’ retained adviser in 2014, working alongside the private equity firm as it geared up for the next stage of its growth story.
ECI Partners was set up by the Bank of England in 1976 to invest in growth businesses and had established itself as one of the most respected names in the private equity market. However, it had to stand out in a crowded marketplace.
As it raised its eleventh and largest ever fund, which announced its final close in April 2018 raising over £700m, uncertainty around the outcome of Brexit in the media and investor community resulted in questions being asked about prospects for investing in the UK.
ECI’s reputation as one of the UK’s top private equity firms investing in growing UK businesses has been cemented since raising its tenth and eleventh funds. It has now completed more than 250 investments over the past 40 years. The firm’s Growth Survey is also well respected by investor and media audiences and is frequently covered by the likes of The Daily Telegraph, The Times, and other leading business titles. Maitland/AMO has assisted ECI in overcoming questions about investing in the UK, generating favourable coverage around its recent fundraise.