Tom Kelly joins Livingstone as IT Industry Adviser

Livingstone is pleased to announce that Tom Kelly, former Managing Director of Logicalis UK, has joined the firm as an industry adviser for the IT and Managed Services sector.

He will support Livingstone in the development of its rapidly growing presence in the IT and Managed Services sector, following an extremely successful career in Logicalis.

Simon Cope-Thompson, Partner at Livingstone London commented: “Livingstone’s success is down to our ability to recognise what makes our clients’ businesses uniquely desirable and valuable and then access senior decision-makers across the industry. Tom’s considerable operational experience and exceptional network enhances our ability to deliver this to clients.”

Tom Kelly said: “Working at Logicalis was a terrific experience and I believe we have a good story to tell, however after 10 years I’m now looking to roll my sleeves up and work with a number of smaller companies and PE investments where the challenges are different. Livingstone has good people and a great reputation in the market which together I believe we can strengthen further. Livingstone’s approach is to deliver well informed operational experience alongside their own corporate finance expertise in order to generate enhanced value for shareholders. Like me, Livingstone is in this for the long-term and is happy to work with clients for 6 months or five years.”

The appointment follows Livingstone’s successful involvement in Dunedin’s recently announced £43 million buy-out of York-based Trustmarque and the completion of the sale of Backup Technology to iomart Group plc for £23m.

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