Aidan Connelly

Investment team

“Livingbridge’s impressive in-house capability and talented people provides the perfect platform to back ambitious management teams and their businesses.”

As part of the new investments team my role centres around finding exciting businesses, building conviction for the long term and backing ambitious management teams. I sit on the services sector team and have a specific focus on those businesses which deliver essential services to 100’s and 1,000’s of clients and wins on quality-of-service delivery over price. I’m always on the lookout for those businesses which successfully leverage technology or have the potential to grow through M&A.

I was fortunate to make the move straight into private equity after completing my articles at PwC and since then I haven’t looked back. I’ve gained exposure to a broad range of businesses and sectors but the services and technology sectors have been my focus for the past few years.

Prior to joining Livingbridge I spent two years at Horizon Capital, a tech focussed private equity investor, and prior to that five years at Capitalworks Investment Partners, a global emerging markets alternatives investor.

I hold a Bachelors in Accounting from Stellenbosch University and a BCom Honours in Accountancy from University of Johannesburg. I’m a qualified Chartered Accountant and spent three years at PwC.

Outside of work, I like to spend as much time outdoors as possible and you’ll probably find me training for my next running challenge, playing golf, or attempting to identify the local wildlife.