INVESTMENT YEAR
1990
REALISATION YEAR
2017
SECTOR
Services
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Global leadership consultancy

YSC is a global leadership consultancy that helps the world’s leading organisations achieve commercial success through releasing the power of their people.

Founded in 1990, YSC works closely with many of the FTSE 100, including clients such as Diageo and HSBC. Its core services include assessments, benchmarking leadership, identifying potential, measuring change and coaching.

We invested £18m in 2013, which enabled YSC to continue its global expansion.
At exit in 2017, YSC was operating from 17 offices in Europe, North America, South Africa and Asia-Pacific.
YSC built a large and diverse blue-chip customer base of more than 400 organisations of which almost 60 per cent are in the FTSE 250 or Fortune 500.
We worked with the executive team to broaden and re-shape the senior management leadership of the business and a chief financial officer from the Livingbridge network joined the board.

In 2017 the YSC management team undertook a £72m management buy-out with backing from another UK private equity firm, to pursue the next phase in its growth strategy.

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YSC timeline

1990 YSC founded
2000 Open first overseas office in New York
2003 Open new office in Sydney
2013 Livingbridge invest to support the MBO
2015 Open 17th office in Dubai
2017 Livingbridge realises investment

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