The award recognises private equity houses who have demonstrated consistently high standards during the 12 months under consideration, including fundraising.
The judges took into account completed investments, which for Livingbridge included investment into online fashion e-tailer In The Style, clinical consulting business Four Eyes, email signature software provider Exclaimer, family law firm Stowe Family Law and premium food and beverage operator rhubarb.
The award also recognises the 25 acquisitions that we supported for our investee companies and a number of successful final exits including specialist provider of mortgage finance ENRA Group, digital mixing console manufacturer Audiotonix, and travel management company Reed & Mackay.
The past year also saw us raise our largest ever fund, with our combined funds giving us over £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 extremely proud that it is our third recognition as House of the Year for 2017 which is a testament to the team and to our ongoing commitment to UK SMEs. We look forward to building on our success to date and continuing to work closely with our investors, the corporate finance community and talented entrepreneurs."