MThree has been sold to ECI Partners

Lincoln International, a leading global mid-market investment bank, is pleased to announce that MThree Corporate Consulting Ltd (“MThree” or the “Company”) has been acquired by ECI Partners LLP (“ECI”).

Headquartered in London, MThree is a fast growing global technology consultancy. The Company works predominantly with global investment banks to provide expert technology capability at scale and internationally under its highly regarded ‘Alumni’ brand. MThree’s Alumni comprise cohorts of high-performing STEM graduates who undertake tailored ab initio training in the Company’s innovative MThree Academies in the UK and US before being placed with clients on multi-year contracts. Major clients include some of the largest investment banks in the world such as JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank.

Founded in 2010, MThree employs more than 500 staff with offices in six countries and across three continents. The investment from ECI will enable the Company to accelerate its organic growth strategy and international expansion.

Lincoln acted as the exclusive financial advisor to MThree, working closely with its shareholders and management team throughout the sale process. This included providing advisory expertise, negotiating transaction terms, raising bank funding and managing the due diligence process through to completion.

Alex Headley, CEO and founder of MThree, commented, “I want to thank the Lincoln team who provided consistently high-quality support and advice throughout the process. Their professionalism helped us meet the dual challenge of being subject to a detailed due diligence process while also running a fast growing international business. We are delighted with the outcome: ECI’s investment will be transformational for MThree and Lincoln played a key role in helping us achieve all our objectives.”

Edward Lethbridge, head of Lincoln’s UK Business Services Group, added, “MThree is an exciting business with a very bright future. We have greatly enjoyed working with Alex Headley, Ben Town and the senior MThree team and are pleased to have helped them find the right partner to support their growth ambitions. This project is also a good case study in how Lincoln can support owner managers looking to take their business to the next level but are in need of experienced advice and resource to make it happen.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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