ECI Partners bolsters team with double hire

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UK-based buyout house ECI Partners has bolstered its investment capabilities with the appointment of William Ip and Fiona Evans.

Ip has joined the commercial team at ECI after working at Oliver Wyman covering financial services, consumer retail and tech sectors.

He was recently part of the due diligence team for the London Stock Exchange Group’s acquisition of Refinitiv.

Ip was also a strategic advisor and founding team member at a CBD and wellness start-up, Grass & Co.

ECI has named former Livingbridge senior marketing manager Fiona Evans as head of marketing at at the firm.

ECI partner Sean Whelan said, “We are delighted to welcome William and Fiona to the business and further strengthen our commercial and marketing capabilities. Today’s appointments add to the strength and depth of the ECI platform, and further enhance our ability to leverage opportunities in the market.

“Our commercial team is going from strength to strength, with William’s expertise around tech and data equipping us to best support portfolio management teams for the future.”

Last month the London-based firm scored 3.7x return on the sale of its online auction platform Auction Technology Group to fellow PE firm TA Associates.

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