Vernan Richards

Investment team

“At work there is nothing more rewarding than sitting alongside and supporting talented management teams; experiencing the highs, and overcoming the challenges, as we help take their business to the next level.”

I work out of our Manchester office and am part of the new investment team with a focus on the software and service sectors. I spend most of my time working with marketing and media businesses and have successfully completed 10 related deals in recent years. I also sit on the board of two of our investees in the space – Brainlabs and Jungle Creations.

After graduating from Manchester University I trained as a chartered accountant at PwC. Leaving after five years to join Alantra Corporate Finance so I could spend more time advising mid-market businesses. I ultimately realised and that merely advising these businesses was not enough – I joined Livingbridge to get closer to the action and build long term relationships with management teams on their growth journey.

Outside of work I like all things sport, especially basketball and football – despite being a long-term suffering Birmingham City fan.

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