Livingstone is pleased to announce the promotion of Patrick Hopkins to Director in its Chicago office.
Hopkins joined Livingstone in 2016 as an Associate Director and quickly distinguished himself as an outstanding banker becoming actively involved in the firm’s M&A advisory practice. He began his investment banking career at RW Baird & Co. and previously worked as a Senior Manager in Ernst & Young’s audit practice, where he attained his CPA (currently inactive).
Hopkins has advised on a wide range of transactions, with particular focus on the industrial sector and special situations, including the federal receivership sale of Chromatin to S&W Seed Company, the sale of Pioneer Metal Finishing to Aterian Investment Partners, and the sale of Apache to Motion Industries.
Stephen Miles, Partner at Livingstone commented, “Patrick has demonstrated remarkable commitment to our clients. We are pleased to recognize his performance as he continues to develop as a professional to make a meaningful impact on the firm and its future.”
The announcement comes on the heels of Eva Rodrigo’s promotion to Partner in the Madrid office. Eva joined the firm in 2008 and contributed meaningfully to the development of the industrial team in Spain. She has considerable expertise in the Building Products sector, having advised on the acquisition of Cerámica Saloni by Victoria PLC, the sale of Grupo Keraben to Victoria PLC and the sale of Distribuciones Juna Luna to Nazca Private Equity.
“We are delighted to announce Eva’s promotion,” commented Neil Collen, Partner at Livingstone. “She has demonstrated time and again her knowledge, commitment, empathy, and creativity to our clients. Eva is a leader and she will play a key role in the future growth of Livingstone.”
The global team continues its advance with several promotions and new hires taking place in Europe. In Germany, Michael Westhoven joined Livingstone as a Partner in its global media & technology team. Michael previously served as the German head of Technology, Media & Telecommunications at Houlihan Lokey.
“We warmly welcome Michael to Livingstone. His reputation, significant experience, and track record make him a natural complement to the team as we broaden our capabilities across Europe,” said Christian Grandin, Partner at Livingstone.
The German office also added Analyst Lukas Windfuhr to support its impressive growth. In Sweden, Fredrick Fällström, Marcus Åström, and Philip Golbraikh were each promoted from Associate to Associate Director. Fällström joined in 2013, amassing transaction experience in the industrial and business services sectors. Åström has worked primarily within the consumer sector since joining the firm in 2014. Golbraikh joined Livingstone in 2015 and works in the firm’s media and technology group.
“It is gratifying to watch our younger team members mature and flourish in their career development,” continued Stephen Miles, Partner at Livingstone. “We are delighted to congratulate these young leaders on reaching this milestone and thank them for their significant contributions to maintaining our firm’s culture, integrity, and success.”
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