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Livingbridge appoints sales director to equity funds business

Livingbridge, the mid-market private equity firm, has appointed Adam Hughes as sales director of its public market equity funds business, which manages the Wood Street Microcap Investment Fund, to support further growth plans.

Hughes is the former head of UK wholesale distribution at Neptune Investment Management, where he worked for 10 years before becoming managing director at Fharlie Advisers, a venture established to acquire and consolidate independent financial advisory businesses. 
He has more than 20 years of experience in financial services and has worked extensively across the UK intermediary space.
Livingbridge, which closed a new mid-market private equity fund at the end of 2016, focuses on identifying and supporting fast growing businesses both in private equity and listed equity markets.
Wol Kolade, managing partner of Livingbridge, says: “The investment in Livingbridge equity funds is an important part of our long-term growth strategy. Our primary focus remains supporting high growth businesses, the back bone of the UK economy, be it through our unquoted or listed funds. I look forward to welcoming Adam to the team.”
Ken Wotton, director at Livingbridge and the lead fund manager of Wood Street Microcap, says: “This is an exciting time for Livingbridge Equity Funds as we look to expand our offering in the listed funds space.
“Adam’s experience, knowledge and approach will be an invaluable asset to our Equity Funds team. His expertise and network will help us build on existing business relationships while also developing new ones.”
Hughes adds: “I am excited to have joined the Livingbridge equity funds team at what is an important time in its development. The firm has ambitious plans, considerable potential and a strong long term track record to date. It has a fresh approach to investing, leveraging its private equity heritage, research and networks giving Wood Street Microcap exposure to high-growth, listed companies.
“The wider Livingbridge business has an excellent reputation and is highly regarded in its space. I look forward to being part of its continued growth.”

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