ESO Capital Group (ESO) is a special situations investment management group focused on illiquid, private corporate, real estate and asset credit and equity opportunities. ESO has offices in the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Paris.
A key part of ESO strategy focuses on turnaround and technology investments. ESO’s experienced team has significant operational and investment experience of acquiring distressed businesses. This strategy involves a medium to long-term investment horizon in order stabilize and develop the business. The ESO team has a successful track record of investing in over 40 technology and services companies.
In July 2008 ESO, leading a consortium of investors, concluded the acquisition of Mania’s Outsourcing & Service Businesses in Asia, North America and Europe, following the insolvency of Mania Technologie AG (“Mania”), the PCB testing equipment and service provider. In March 2009 the Group was rebranded as Gardien, which reflect the company’s core values: independence, the highest level of customer service and quality assurance.