Business Profile:

  • Market leading supplier of music, retail radio, digital signage and on-screen media solutions
  • Two different brand offerings:
    • Imagesound – leading supplier to UK retail chains and leisure industry
    • Musicstyling – global leading supplier of multi-zoned ambient music to high end global hotels
    • 70 employees based in the UK, USA and China

Key Strengths:

  • Strong management team
  • Diverse growing customer base in over 90 countries
  • Imagesound is leading player in UK retail and leisure
  • International expansion fuelled by technology leading, web based Download Player
  • Recurring revenue on long term contracts with average life of 3 years
  • Strong relationships with high profile blue chip customer base
  • Unusually high customer satisfaction levels

Vespa Capital sold Imagesound Limited to ECI Partners LLP on 29 April 2016.

Over the life of our investment, Vespa Capital supported Imagesound in the development of industry leading technology, including reporting and multi-platform digital music/video distribution systems.  Vespa Capital also supported and encouraged the development in the senior team both in the UK and Overseas.

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The management team are delighted to be partnering with Vespa Capital who have impressed us throughout the process in their commitment to the project, their level of understanding of our business and importantly structuring an equity solution that gives the company strength going forward as well as realistic management rewards based on future success, that we are confident of achieving. It is important after you have completed a private equity investment that management feels it has added more than just financial strength with its new partners which is exactly how we see our new partnership with Vespa Capital.

Derek Mapp, Chairman, Imagesound