Pete Clarke

Value Strategy Group

“Working in private equity is challenging and rewarding in equal measure. Every day I get to work with great leaders and have the opportunity to play a significant part in helping them navigate the journeys to building great businesses”

I work with the leadership teams of our investee companies helping them to navigate the opportunities and challenges of growth and ultimately to build great businesses.

Having been at Livingbridge since 2002, 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. We sold our stake in Reed & Mackay as part of a secondary buyout but remain in touch with the team today and are thrilled that the business is continuing to do so well today under the auspices of a tertiary buyout.

I am an engineering graduate and work highlights include being 8,000 ft underground in a gold mine, galvanizing nuts and bolts for the rail industry or selling semi-conductors. After a spell in consulting with KPMG I moved into private equity in 2000, before joining Livingbridge in 2002 to open the Manchester office.

When I’m not at work you will find me either near a rugby pitch, watching or refereeing or out walking in the hills, often with the dogs, listening to podcasts.

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