The Growth and Buyout Fund of the Year award recognises professional excellence in firms that make investments in high growth companies. The judges assessed funds raised, new investments and exits, value added to our investee companies and our working relationship with the early stage investment community.
The award is based upon achievements for the year to 31 May 2017, which was a busy period for Livingbridge. The funds we manage made six new investments, achieved four exits and we supported numerous acquisitions for our investee companies. We also successfully closed our £660m fund, our eighth and largest fundraise to date. We have £1 billion to invest over the next 5 years, committing anywhere from £2 million to £70 million to fast-growing companies.
Wol Kolade, Managing Partner, says:
“We’re delighted to have won this award and it is a testament to the endeavours of the whole Livingbridge team. We're grateful to everyone who has worked with us in the last year, including our network of corporate finance advisors, the Limited Partners who entrusted us with their capital in our recent fundraise, and the talented entrepreneurs who have partnered with us for the next stage of their growth journey. We look forward to continuing our success in the future.”