Sophie Randles, Director of Private Equity & Professional Services at Livingston James, reviews trends in the PE and M&A market over the last 12-18 months, and highlights key appointments supported by Livingston James.
In the last 12 to 18 months, businesses have experienced significant and unprecedented change as we have delt with the ongoing impact of the pandemic and the social and economic pressures it has caused.
Like many organisations, investors and private equity firms have adapted rapidly to constantly changing economic conditions and cultural and political norms. Whilst PE fundraising and M&A activity almost ground to a halt earlier in the pandemic, we saw a resurgence in 2021 with pent-up demand causing a surge in new activity.
At Livingston James we are delighted to have supported a range of private equity firms with senior appointments across the full spectrum of C-Suite and Investment positions and in some cases, the creation of full senior management teams. These assignments have afforded us the fantastic opportunity to support the Board and Investors to appoint professionals who will drive their growth and transformation strategies well into the future.
Selected notable appointments across both investment houses and their portfolio businesses in 2021 have been in partnership with the below:
Positions have included but are not limited to Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Commercial Offers, Development Directors, Manufacturing Directors and Investment Associates/Directors in locations spanning the UK.
Activity in Private Equity and M&A sectors is anticipated to continue to grow throughout 2022 as restrictions are eased and we continue to adapt to our post-pandemic world. We look forward to supporting more organisations and candidates to realise their potential in the coming months.
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