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Pete Clarke

“Working in private equity is the best job in the world. Every week I am privileged to get to meet entrepreneurial businesses and the great teams that run them – I am permanently on the lookout for the next great Livingbridge investment.”

My role is to find great businesses, run by talented people who are in need of an experienced and supportive investment partner for the next part of their journey. I also get to work with the teams that we have already invested in, to help them deliver on the potential of their exciting businesses. I am based in Manchester and lead our services sector team nationally.

I have so many great memories, it’s hard to choose just one! The Reed & Mackay journey was amazing, inspiring and enjoyable – we worked with Richard, Tracy and the team to build this travel management business from its family routes to being a standout professional firm in its sector whilst retaining that culture based on family values that delivers outstanding service to clients.

I am an engineering graduate and, unusually for someone in private equity, I worked in industry for ten years in general management roles with Rio Tinto and Electrocomponents. After a spell in consulting with KPMG I moved into private equity in 2000, before joining Livingbridge in 2002. I joined Livingbridge to open up a new office in Manchester, looking to recruit a team and build a presence in the North. We are so proud of what we have been able to create since then and the support we have received has been phenomenal.

I am a Level 2 Rugby Coach and when not working spend most of my time in the mud, trying to help junior players reach their potential on the pitch.

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