We work with and for the widest range of private equity houses in the UK and internationally, through our offices in London, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Madrid and Beijing.
We have an extensive track record of selling portfolio companies for private equity houses, advising them on investments and acquisitions, and raising private equity funding on behalf of our clients.
Contact Patrick Groarke, UK Head of our Private Equity practice, on +44 (0)20 7484 4707 to discuss, in the strictest confidence, how we can help you.
Oliver Shapleski, Head of Legal and Business Affairs - Arts Alliance, on the sale of City Screen Ltd to Cineworld Group Plc
Nick Harding, CEO - Marwyn Gaming on the sale of the business to Merkur Casino UK Ltd
Paul Morris, Director, ISIS, on the sale of TVC to The Economist Group.
“In what was a highly complex transaction, Livingstone’s understanding of the different needs and objectives of all parties involved, together with their open, pragmatic and commercial approach, ensured a highly successful outcome for both us and the management team in what were very difficult circumstances. I would not hesitate to work with them again.”
Mark Salter, Senior Partner, Bowmark Capital LLP on Bowmark’s investment in EAT
“Livingstone represented a broad set of shareholders and worked tirelessly and objectively to help complete the deal. Their experience and creativity were put to the test and they delivered.”
Michael Simmonds, Partner, Risk Capital Partners on their investment in The Bread Factory
We would like to thank Livingstone for the introduction and for steering the transaction to a successful conclusion.”
Chase Emson, Partner at Magenta Partners LLP on the acquisition of a minority stake in iprism Underwriting Agency
“Livingstone had an excellent knowledge of potential buyers in the Business Services sector and played an important role in cultivating the relationship with AMEC that has resulted in this deal.”
James Blake, Partner – Growth Capital Partners on the sale of Entec Holdings Ltd to AMEC backed by Growth Capital Partners
“The Livingstone team did a great job and we are very pleased with the outcome.”
Sean Whelan, Managing Director, ECI, on the sale of WCI Consulting Group to TAKE Solutions
“We worked with the team at Livingstone on the sale of one of our portfolio companies. Their ability to identify the possible buyer set and efficiently manage the sale process was most impressive. We were delighted with the end result.”
Andrew Ferguson, Managing Director, Baird Capital Partners Europe Limited
Bob Henry, Matrix Private Equity, on the sale of Pasta King (UK) Ltd
Graham Miller, Director - 3i on the exit of Medico-Legal Reporting
“Livingstone’s contribution to the deal has in my view been outstanding, from start to finish. I have been particularly impressed by the tenacity and constant input and project management since Heads were signed, a point where many corporate finance advisers see their job as done. In addition, Livingstone have been an excellent sounding board throughout. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again, and would gladly recommend their services.”
Steve Sharratt, Murex Investments
"Although Livingstone were acting for the vendor, we really appreciated their constructive and pragmatic approach to ensuring the deal got done to the satisfaction of everyone."
Richard Daw, Director, Phoenix Equity Partners
"All credit to Livingstone for sticking with the deal. All parties are very pleased with the outcome."
James Barbour-Smith, Portfolio Director, Gresham Private Equity, on the sale of investee company LSC
"Livingstone did an excellent job in managing communication between all parties and in creating energy in the (Totectors sale) process."
Dominic Slade, Partner, Alchemy Partners
"The Livingstone team displayed confidence in being able to achieve the shareholders' objectives, managed the entire process very professionally and achieved an excellent result.."
Keith Carpenter, LDC