ECI Promotes Lewis Bantin

UK growth focused mid-market private equity firm ECI Partners has promoted Lewis Bantin to the position of partner within the firm. Bantin joined the firm in May 2008.

PRESS RELEASE

ECI Partners LLP, the UK growth focused mid-market private equity firm, is delighted to announce it has promoted Lewis Bantin to the position of partner within the firm.

The promotion recognises Lewis’ contribution to ECI since he joined the firm in May 2008 particularly his work as head of the Commercial Team, an important feature of ECI’s value creation capability.

The Commercial Team works closely with management to help accelerate growth, bringing to bear both dedicated internal resources and the networks developed by ECI Partners over the past three decades. The team supports 100 day planning programmes and also focuses on strategic development projects, ranging from marketing and sales effectiveness to international expansion opportunities.

Under Lewis’ leadership, the team works both pre and post deal completion. His most recent transactions include ECI’s acquisition of compliance assurance specialist Citation, and the firm’s investment in Clarke Energy, a leading global provider of gas-fired power solutions.

Members of the Commercial Team each have a senior consulting and industry background. Prior to joining ECI, Lewis spent eight years at The Monitor Group, a global strategy consulting firm, based in London and Hong Kong. He holds an MEng in chemical engineering from Cambridge University.

Sean Whelan, Managing Director at ECI, commented: “Lewis’s promotion recognises his effective leadership of ECI’s Commercial Team, a unique and vital contributor to the success of our portfolio investments. We are confident Lewis will continue to help our management teams to unlock the full growth potential in each of their companies.”

“ECI’s recent transactions demonstrate that there continue to be exciting growth opportunities within the UK mid-market. Our Commercial Team plays a crucial role in helping to nurture those opportunities.”

ENDS
For further information please contact:
ECI Partners
Sean Whelan, Managing Partner/ Lewis Bantin, Partner

T: +44 (0) 20 7606 1000
Cubitt Consulting
Simon Brocklebank-Fowler / James Isola
T: +44 (0) 20 7367 5100

Notes to Editors

About ECI Partners:
Founded in 1976, ECI is one of the leading UK mid-market private equity firms.

With offices in London and Manchester, ECI specialises in management buyouts, buyins and development capital deals with companies valued between £10 million to £150 million.

Specialising in TMT, business services, industrial, healthcare and consumer companies, ECI has sold over 85 investments with a total value of over £2.5 billion since 1990.

ECI remains a natural partner for companies with growth potential and ambition.

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