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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. 

 

“Our success today has been achieved with Livingbridge’s close support and strategic guidance over the last four years. The business is now in a fantastically strong position and we’re excited about continuing YSC’s journey towards becoming the global number one in leadership consulting” 

Robert Sharrock, Chief Executive Officer at 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

Successful sale to to another UK private equity firm