Livingstone adds bandwidth to special situations team, announces promotions across US

  • Stephen Miles
  • Jul 2020
  • Debt Advisory
  • Special Situations
  • M&A: Sell-Side
  • M&A: Buy-Side

Livingstone announced the expansion of its team today with the addition of Analyst David Bergal. Bergal will support the efforts of the special situations team, notably partner and team lead Joe Greenwood. His primary responsibilities will include financial analysis and valuation, deal execution, due diligence management, and industry/company research.

Prior to joining Livingstone Partners, Bergal was an investment banking analyst at Ravinia Capital. He began his career at KPMG Israel on the transaction services team, where he supported the preparation of financial due diligence reports for buy-side private equity clients.

Livingstone is strategically expanding its special situations team in order to leverage its extensive expertise advising middle-market companies during periods of under-performance, distress, and insolvency,” shared Joe Greenwood, Partner and Head of the firm’s Special Situations practice. “David brings unique skills to the team; we are fortunate to have attracted such a high-caliber professional to join the firm.”

The firm also extends a congratulatory hand in recognition of the promotions of several outstanding bankers: Rob Tymowski to Managing Director; Colin Campbell and Mark Carl to Director; Josh Kroll, Marisa Ramirez, and Eric Suh to Associate Director.

Tymowski joined Livingstone as an Associate in 2013. Previously, Rob worked in the Business Services group of Baird’s Chicago office. Since beginning his investment-banking career, he has primarily advised Business Services and Industrial clients on their sell-side M&A transactions. He has also gained valuable experience working with Livingstone’s debt advisory and special situations teams.

Tymowski has advised on a wide range of transactions, including the recapitalization of NSL Analytical Services by May River CapitalPeak Fall Protection’s sale to Diversified Fall Protection, a portfolio company of North Branch Capital; and the cross-border sale of Primus Sterilizer, a portfolio company of Blue Sage Capital, to Chalmers Group of Companies. In his new role, Tymowski will be focused on the Essential Services sector, including commercial, industrial, and residential services mandates.

Stephen Miles, Managing Partner at Livingstone, commented, “Rob has proven himself to be an outstanding asset to the firm, distinguishing himself through his commitment to client service and getting deals done right.” 

Carl began his career at Livingstone in 2010 as an intern whilst still completing his undergraduate studies. He has developed extensive deal experience across a variety of sectors and transaction types, such as sell-side and buy-side M&A, equity and debt capital raising, and special situations. In particular, Carl has been an integral part of Livingstone’s Healthcare practice, one of the firm’s most active and growing practice areas. His recent transactions include the recapitalization of DuvaSawko, the divestiture of Northwestern Medicine’s home health and hospice agencies to JourneyCare, and the sale of Total Spectrum to LEARN Behavioral.

Campbell joined the firm in 2017 as an Associate Director in the Los Angeles office. Prior to Livingstone, Campbell was an Associate at Houlihan Lokey, worked in private wealth management on a high-net-worth team at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and founded companies in the private security industry and the luxury leisure space. Campbell has gained extensive experience as an integral part of the firm’s business services and media & technology practices, including the financing of The Corridor Group and the sale of Cardinal Solutions Group to Insight Enterprises. In his new role, Colin will head the firm’s efforts in IT Services and Healthcare IT.

Kroll joined Livingstone in 2016 after previously working as a Senior Analyst at Greif & Co., where he specialized in sell-side M&A for mid-market companies. He began his financial services career in business valuation, providing valuations on over 80 companies across a variety of industries. Kroll has distinguished himself across more than ten closed transactions during his tenure at Livingstone, completing deals in the business services, media & technology, and industrial sectors. Most recently, Kroll was on the team that completed the divestiture of Rescar Company’s plant assets to Eagle Railcar.

Ramirez joined Livingstone in 2019 as an Associate supporting the debt advisory practice. Her previous experience includes eight years at Lincoln International and KeyBanc Capital Markets, working in various roles in debt advisory and loan syndications. She plays a vital role in several ongoing debt and M&A transactions and, most recently helped execute the buy-side and financing strategy and execution of Design House’s acquisition of Leick Home.

Marisa’s depth of experience has proven to be an incredible asset to our clients, and in short order, she has become an essential part of our firm,” stated Tom Lesch, Partner and Co-Head of the firm’s Debt Advisory practice.

Suh first joined Livingstone as a Summer Associate before accepting an Associate role in 2018. Prior to Livingstone, he held various senior-level finance and accounting roles across diverse industries, including healthcare and software. Suh has been an indispensable team member on several notable transactions, including the §363 sale of Arro Corporation to Mount Franklin Foods, the recapitalization of DuvaSawko, and the sale of Hillard Heintze to Jensen Hughes.

 “Livingstone considers itself a family; as such, it is enormously gratifying to participate in the career development of young professionals within this industry. We strive to create an environment that provides the resources, structure, and support necessary for the firm’s creative talent to flourish,continued Stephen Miles.

Livingstone is an international mid-market M&A and debt advisory firm with offices in Beijing, Chicago, Düsseldorf, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, and Stockholm. We have deep industry expertise, and extensive global coverage, with dedicated teams across our offices serving the Business & Technology Services, Healthcare, and Industrial segments and close an average 50+ transactions annually.

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