William Ip leaves Oliver Wyman for private equity firm ECI

02 April 2020 Consultancy.uk

William Ip, a Senior Consultant at Oliver Wyman in London, has departed the management consulting firm to join private equity outfit ECI Partners.

Appointed an Associate, Ip becomes the fifth member of the Commercial Team at ECI, which focuses on supporting the growth of ECI’s portfolio companies and assessing potential investment opportunities. Founded in 1976 by the Bank of England, ECI Partners today is a London-based private equity firm focused on mid-market investments in three sectors: technology, media & telecom, business services and consumer products.

Commenting on the addition of Ip, ECI partner Sean Whelan said: “We are delighted to welcome William to the business and further strengthen our commercial capabilities. 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.”

William Ip leaves Oliver Wyman for private equity firm ECI

Ip spent two and a half years at Oliver Wyman, most recently part of the due diligence team for the London Stock Exchange's acquisition of Refinitiv. He supported clients with strategy & operations and due diligence services, focused on a range of sectors including financial services, consumer retail and technology. 

Prior to working for the $2.1 billion global consulting firm, he was a founding team member at Grass & Co, a CBD and wellness start-up, supporting the development of the business ahead of series A investment.

Meanwhile, ECI Partners also appointed Fiona Evans as head of marketing to lead marketing and communications across the firm. 

Companies that are part of ECI’s portfolio include consulting firm KB Associates, outsourced communications provider Moneypenny, vacation rental platform Travel Chapter, Internet-of-Things managed services provider Arkessa and price comparison platform Bionic. 

In related Oliver Wyman UK news, at the start of this year the firm appointed four new partners in its London office.


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