Partner Brennan Libbey talked with Buyouts’ Steve Gelsi about Livingstone’s new Los Angeles office and deal-making in the lower middle market.
Need to Meet: Brennan Libbey, partner at Livingstone
By Steve Gelsi
As a long-time investment banker, Brennan Libbey specializes in matching deals and private equity firms. He’s working on those connecting skills in the Los Angeles market, where he opened an office for global investment bank Livingstone earlier this year. He also leads the firm’s U.S. business services group.
Libbey joined Livingstone in February to build up the firm’s West Coast presence after about three years as managing director at Houlihan Lokey and nine years as managing director at UBS Investment Bank, among other career moves.
He wants to add one or more senior executives in Los Angeles with sector expertise in consumer companies and industrial as well as media and technology, and then build a junior team around them.
“We’re in growth mode,” Libbey said. “We’ve spent a lot of time meeting people in the LA market, and we’re really focused around building a long-term platform of relationships we can grow over time.”
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