Thomas Ecker (AUT)
As Senior investment manager at tecnet equity, Thomas Ecker has been responsible for the acquisition and analysis of, and negotiation with prospective portfolio companies. He supports existing investments and monitors exits. In addition, Mr. Ecker is in charge of deal flow generation and sits on advisory boards of various portfolio companies.
After several years in the tourism and computing industries, Mr. Ecker held different positions in the IT industry. He joined the financial industry in 1997 as an analyst with one of the first private equity companies in Austria (G&H Kapitalpartner AG). During that time, he was employed in both the corporate finance department (IPO and M&A activities in Austria and abroad) and in the private equity funds department . When UBF Mittelstandsfinanzierungs AG was founded in 2000, Mr. Ecker held the position of investment manager with the incorporation of the BA-CA Private Equity Group (responsible for a total fund volume of up to €192 million). At UBF, Mr. Ecker mainly focused on investments in the information, communication, and telecommunication industries. In addition, he was responsible for the company’s internal IT and communication strategies.
Thomas Ecker finished his higher education with a focus on information technology in Linz and is currently completing his degree in international business administration at Vienna University. He has also completed coursework at Heriott Watt University in Edinburgh as part of his European Master of Business Science Program. Mr. Ecker is a certified portfolio manager at the Austrian Organisation of Fund Management Companies (VÖIG) and has attended the Chartered European Financial Analysts Course (CEFA) at the Austrian Association for Financial Analysis and Investment Advisory Services (ÖVFA).