Livingstone stretches out in new Chicago offices

  • jun. 2007

Livingstone, the first integrated, international investment banking boutique focused on mid-market mergers & acquisitions and private equity transactions, has relocated to new Chicago offices to accommodate its rapid expansion. The team is now open for business at 443 North Clark Street in the city’s River North neighbourhood.

The Chicago team of 10 is joined by 35 corporate finance professionals in the firm’s other principal offices in London and Madrid. Together, Livingstone’s investment bankers specialise in cross-border M&A and capital raising transactions between £10 and £100 million plus across several key global industry sectors.

Miles, most recently a Managing Director of Goldsmith Agio Helms & Company, and Sulaski, formerly with William Blair & Company, joined together in building the Chicago office of Brown Gibbons Lang & Company earlier in the decade. They also worked closely with their European colleagues – now their partners – and led many of the firm’s flagship global transactions.

“We are pleased to be anchored in Chicago and to deliver our clients seasoned mid-market expertise and truly unique international reach via one, integrated international firm,” said Miles. “This team has a long history of cooperation and great results for our clients, and we are fortunate to bring the Livingstone’s 30 year old tradition of quality and creativity to the U.S.”

Sulaski added, “The U.S. mid-market has experienced a dramatic increase in interest from strategic acquirers abroad and Livingstone is perfecting the model of accessing them for the benefit of our sell-side clients. At the same time, there has been a surge in demand among U.S. corporations and private equity firms to invest outside of North America, and we expect to continue to be leaders in sourcing attractive opportunities for them overseas”.

London partner Jeremy Furniss commented, “The U.S. has been the most important source of strategic buyers and investors for our clients since our inception, and we have completed nearly 90 transactions with U.S. counterparties since 1995 – even without the benefit of a local US team. The creation of a Livingstone-owned local infrastructure is therefore a natural extension of our already very cosmopolitan business. We are fortunate indeed to have found two such impressive bankers to lead the charge for us in the USA”.

The firm expects to make several announcements about key new hires and strategic geographic expansion in the coming months.

For further information contact:
Stephen Miles
Tel: +1 312 670 7900

David Sulaski
Tel: +1 312 670 7900

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