Apiary Capital exits TAG to ECI Partners

Apiary Capital exits award-winning travel firm TAG to ECI Partners, delivering a 4x return

TAG is the leading travel management provider to the international live music and entertainment touring industry. Founded in 1988, TAG arranges complex travel itineraries for performing artists and supporting crews, and for major film and television productions, as well as servicing the high-touch segment of the corporate travel market.

Apiary Capital invested in TAG in April 2018 and has supported the management team in making eight successful acquisitions and expanding the business’s geographic footprint to 12 offices employing over 450 people across the UK and Aisa-Pacific.

Jens Penny, TAG CEO, commented: “Today is a fantastic milestone in our evolution, as we thank Mark, Jess, Nicki and all the team at Apiary for the unwavering help and support they have given us over the last six years and proudly announce the investment by ECI. With our entertainment and corporate clientele and the incredible TAG team, we are very confident that this partnership will deliver a host of new benefits and opportunities. We look forward to an exciting journey ahead with ECI as our partner.”

Mark Salter, Managing Partner at Apiary Capital, commented: “We are incredibly proud to have been part of the amazing journey that TAG has been on since our investment in 2018. Jens and his team have done a fantastic job expanding TAG into new geographies and markets, more than doubling the size of the business on the way. We are delighted to pass the baton on to ECI who are the right partner to take the business forward and support it through its next phase of growth.”