We ask Sykes Holiday Cottages: what’s it really like working with a private equity firm?

Graham Donoghue, CEO of Sykes Holiday Cottages, chats about how he found Livingbridge to work with, and where our team were able to add real value to the business and his experience
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Misty morning of fields and a cottage

Sykes Holiday Cottages

Sykes Holiday Cottages is the UK’s leading and fastest-growing independent holiday cottage rental agency with over 25 years’ experience in the business.


Graham: Working with Livingbridge, for me, has been brilliant. I have really genuinely enjoyed it. I knew nothing about private equity, but the experience I’ve had has been brilliant. They keep us sharp, which I think is really important, and they provide rigour and they provide a framework. Their knowledge is tremendous in terms of allowing you to grow, particularly when you’re doing M&A, because this is what a private equity house does. It’s been really supportive, and it’s great to have a wider network of teams that we can plug in to as well, be it the acquisition team or the customer acquisition team, or be it the technology team, or be it the HR people team as well. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I guess I’m now hooked on private equity.

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