Gary Ecob

Gary is a founding partner of Orbis Partners and has over 20 years of corporate finance experience.

Gary originally joined the team at Invex, as a newly qualified chartered accountant, in the late 90’s. He worked with them through to 2006 when a management buy-out of the Company, created Orbis Partners Limited.

Gary has completed a vast number of transactions including acquisitions, disposals, MBOs and BIMBOs in a variety of sectors, often working with private shareholders and on complex private equity backed transactions.

Gary heads the food & consumer sector for Clairfield International globally and leads the business services sector for Orbis, working closely with his Clairfield colleagues around the World. Gary also has experience across a range of other sectors and has held non-executive positions with his clients; attending monthly board meetings and advising on growth strategy.

In the early part of his career, Gary was short-listed in the regional Accountancy Awards and in Birmingham’s Young Professional of the Year Awards and was recognised as Young Corporate Finance Advisor of the Year in the Midlands, an award that was voted on by his peers.

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Recent News

Orbis Partners Advises on the Acquisition of Weeting Tyres Ltd by Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK Ltd
4th February 2019

East Anglia based Weeting Tyres has been acquired by Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK (Goodyear). Orbis Partners provided both acquisition support and financial due diligence for the deal, reporting into the UK management and the US M&A team for Goodyear.

Orbis Partners Supports Young Enterprise With Business Workshop for Students
31st January 2019

Orbis Partners hosted a Business Workshop for students taking part in the Young Enterprise Company Programme, a voluntary scheme where student groups create their own company from scratch, helping to build employability and life skills to help students succeed in their future careers.

Orbis Finalises the Sale of Signis to Key Assets Group
17th January 2019

Birmingham-based Orbis Partners have finalised the sale of The Signis Group (Signis) to Antser Group (Antser), for an undisclosed sum.

Orbis Partners Provide Financial Due Diligence to Support the MBO of Siamo Group
28th December 2018

The directors of Siamo Group completed a management buy-out of private equity investors Key Capital Partners (KCP) to become independently owned. Orbis Partners completed the financial due diligence for the transaction, reporting directly to Clydesdale Bank.

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