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ECI adds associate to commercial team

ECI Partners, a growth-focused mid-market private equity firm, has added to its commercial team with the appointment of Mia Smith as an associate. Smith is ECI’s sixth new hire in the last 12 months, representing a 20% increase in investment professionals.  

ECI’s Commercial Team works with portfolio companies, offering hands-on-support to management teams from day one of ECI’s investment. Smith will be supporting management teams across all these key focus areas.  
Prior to joining ECI, Smith spent four years at OC&C Strategy Consultants, where she worked on a range of customer due diligence and growth strategy projects. Throughout this time, she was part of several public and private transactions including the Trainline IPO, valued at c£2 billion, the second highest value UK IPO in 2019. 

Before this, Smith was Programme Director at Debate Mate, a public speaking and employability skills programme designed for students in areas of high child poverty, where she was responsible for managing  relationships with over a hundred schools on the core Debate Mate curriculum. 

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