Why Invest in ECSC?

ECSC is a proven provider of cyber security services that offers a comprehensive range of solutions to a wide variety of clients. The Company’s solid blue-chip client base covers a diverse range of sectors.

Significant Market Opportunity

The Directors believe that the Company is one of the leading innovators in the UK in this fast-growing industry. UK market demand for cyber security services and products (estimated to be £3.3 billion for 2016) has seen an estimated CAGR of 6% between 2013 and 2016, with the Company achieving 16.9% CAGR in the same period. This is in the context of a global market predicted to grow to $202 billion by 2021, with a CAGR of 10.6%.

The recent proliferation of cyber security breaches affecting some of the world’s most prominent companies, together with the accompanying media publicity, has, in the Directors’ belief, made cyber security a strategic issue for company boards. Accordingly, this has created a significant opportunity for the Company to accelerate ECSC’s growth, through investment in the Company’s staff.

Significant Intellectual Property

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The Company has over 18 years’ experience in the design, implementation and management of cyber security solutions. ECSC’s consultancy-led approach, and its combination of custom methodologies and in-house proprietary technologies, enables the Company to provide individually tailored services to its clients. The Company has significant intellectual property, including bespoke products delivering remotely managed cyber security services and custom-made internal support and delivery systems.

A Track Record of Growth

The Company has a growing market presence and has a long track record of being a profitable, cash generative and financially stable business, with revenues of £2.7 million for the year ended 30 September 2015, and gross profit of £2.2 million for that year. The Directors believe that the Company’s revenue for the current financial year will show significant further growth when compared to previous financial years on a like for like basis.

Experienced Management Team

The senior management team is committed to taking the business forward and accelerating its growth through its new status as a public quoted company. The operational management team has a long track record, with over 60 years’ collective experience in the industry, and staff retention is high, averaging 91% for the last six years. The executive management team is supplemented by a strong public company board, comprising an experienced non-executive chairman and an experienced independent non-executive director.

Scaling to Meet Market Demand

As of August 2017 a second security monitoring facility was opened in Brisbane, Australia to strengthen ECSC's ability to provide 24/7/365 managed service and incident response. ECSC has initiated its carefully prepared plan to scale the business to meet market demand, and has undertaken significant recruitment activity, which is already well progressed for implementation immediately following Admission.

The Company has raised gross proceeds of £5.9 million by way of the Placing. Further details of the Placing are set out in paragraph 16 of Part I of the Admission Document.

The proceeds of the Placing receivable by the Company will assist the funding of ECSC’s growth strategy, and the Directors believe that Admission will, amongst other things, increase the Company’s profile and enable the Company to continue its strong track record of retaining and incentivising key employees.

ECSC Group plc

ECSC Group plc is incorporated and registered in England and Wales under the Companies Act 2006 with Registered No. 3964848. Its main country of operation is the UK.

VAT No. 746361914

Contact

28 Campus Road
Listerhills Science Park
Bradford
BD7 1HR
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 1274 736 223

investor@ecsc.co.uk

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ISIN: ECSC
SEDOL: BYMJ4J9