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Livingbridge announces 2021 promotions including three new partners

Livingbridge, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors, today announces 17 new promotions, including those of Susie Stanford, Simon Peet and Simon Hollingsworth to Partner.

These promotions underline Livingbridge’s commitment to bolstering its global investment team and leadership capabilities and promoting from within.

Susie Stanford has over 14 years’ experience in financial services, having begun her career at Goldman Sachs as an Equity Derivatives & Cross Assets Sales Trader in 2007, before joining Sapinda Principal Investments and Blue Coast Capital in 2013 and 2015 respectively. She joined Livingbridge in 2017, where she has since played a pivotal role in strengthening the firm’s offering to high-growth retail and consumer facing businesses.

Simon Hollingsworth joined Livingbridge in 2017 as an Investment Director, following a career spanning strategy consulting, M&A, operations, e-commerce and marketing – including a four-year stint at PwC. As a member of Livingbridge’s Value Strategy Group, Simon has been integral to providing the firm’s investees with the roadmaps to scaling and optimising their businesses.

Simon Peet has been a member of Livingbridge’s Investment Team since 2014, where he focuses on business across the technology and software sectors. Prior to joining Livingbridge, Simon was a Strategy Consultant at The Parthenon Group focussing on commercial due diligence, where he joined after graduating the University of Oxford with a degree in mathematics.

Wol Kolade, Managing Partner at Livingbridge said:

“I am delighted to welcome Susie Stanford, Simon Hollingsworth and Simon Peet into the Partnership. Each individual has played an instrumental role in expanding our portfolio and consistently delivering the highest quality of services to our investees and stakeholders.

Our people are our most important asset, and it is a pleasure to recognise their achievements following two years of tremendous uncertainty. I wish them every success in their new roles.”