Gareth Young

Investment team

“Building better businesses is really hard. Being part of a high performing team at Livingbridge that helps deliver that time and time again is really rewarding.”

I am the managing director of Livingbridge Australia. The Livingbridge platform, experience and track record resonates incredibly well with ambitious entrepreneurs, business owners and managers in this part of the world too. We are well placed to assist ambitious companies based in Australia and New Zealand accelerate their growth aspirations both domestically and internationally.

My first stint at Livingbridge could be considered a tale of two halves (pre and post financial crisis in 2008). I enjoyed early exit successes and also supported a number of companies restructure/reposition in more challenging economic times. Since rejoining the firm and helping establish a new overseas office, a significant part of my current role involves searching for new investment opportunities for Livingbridge in Australia & New Zealand.

I have worked in private equity since 2004, with Livingbridge (2004-11, 2016-) and Lazard Private Equity (2011-15) in London and Melbourne. Prior to private equity I was focused on corporate restructuring advisory at Arthur Andersen and EY, both in London. I have attended University of London (undergraduate) & Harvard Business School (exec education). I am also a Chartered Accountant, England & Wales.

Since re-joining Livingbridge in 2016 we have made a couple of platform investments out of our Melbourne office. We have invested in TSA Management, a project management consultancy focused on infrastructure markets based in Australia & New Zealand and Habit Group, a rehabilitation services, occupational health provider in New Zealand.

When I’m not working I try to get outdoors and enjoy what one of the most liveable cities in the world has to offer.