ECI Partners invests in ISMS.online

ISMS.online is a compliance software provider.

  • Cow Corner is the seller
  • ECI is a mid-market private equity firm based in London
  • Cow Corner is a privately owned investment firm

ECI Partners has acquired ISMS.online, a compliance software provider, from Cow Corner.

The deal provides a full realisation for Cow Corner. Cow Corner invested in ISMS.online in 2019.

Brighton, UK-based ISMS.online provides global SMEs and enterprise customers with a cloud-hosted information security management system to facilitate the adoption of ISO 27001 and over 100 other standards.

ECI’s investment will support the company to expand into global markets and adjacencies, according to a release.

“ISMS.online is a great business at the cross section of SaaS, compliance and cyber security – all very interesting growth markets,” said Daniel Bailey, investment director at ECI. “With demand for ISOs increasing and more organisations looking for certifications such as ISO 27001, ISMS.online has a real opportunity to continue its highly impressive trajectory to date.”

ECI’s team that led the deal were Daniel Bailey, Lewis Bantin, Richard Chapman, David Ewing, Isabella Fox and Mia Smith.

Cow Corner is a privately owned investment firm that focuses on UK-based software and services businesses. It is based in Brighton, UK.

London-based ECI is a mid-market private equity firm that invests in tech and software sector.

No financial details of the transaction were disclosed.