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Livingbridge announces 2023 Partner promotions

Livingbridge, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors, today announces three new Partners, effective from 1st January 2023. The promotions round off a strong 2022, which has seen Livingbridge make five new investments, complete 31 strategic bolt-on acquisitions, and invest £315 million of capital across its funds.


Matt Jacobs started his career at PwC in Transaction Services before spending two years in a corporate development role at Sainsbury’s. He joined Livingbridge in 2016 and was recently promoted to Head of Services.

Sanjay Panchal has over 16 years’ experience in private equity, having started his career with Teachers’ Private Capital after which he moved to portfolio management with Barclays Ventures. He joined Livingbridge in 2016 and has been an integral part of the healthcare team.

Jeremy Dennison joined Livingbridge in 2018; as General Counsel he is responsible for the firm’s transactional and corporate legal, governance and compliance activities. Prior to Livingbridge he was a private equity M&A lawyer at Travers Smith, a leading UK law firm.

Wol Kolade, Managing Partner, said: I am delighted to welcome Matt, Sanjay and Jeremy into our Partnership. Each individual has played a valuable role in our business which has consistently delivered strong returns to our LPs and value to all our stakeholders.

Our people are our greatest asset and promoting talent from within builds on our culture, and reflects the strong contributions made by these individuals. We are proud of our high calibre team across the firm and congratulate those promoted.”

Livingbridge is a long-standing investor in the Services, Technology, Healthcare and Consumer  sectors.