Livingstone has appointed Brennan Libbey (pictured) as a partner in Los Angeles. Libbey joins the firm from Houlihan Lokey where he led the Business Services Group. He will head Livingstone’s US Business Services and West Coast teams.
Libbey brings over 20 years of mid-market advisory experience and an impressive track record of successful transactions for entrepreneurs and private equity investors.
“With customised solutions for mid-market companies and established global infrastructure, Livingstone brings a unique set of offerings to the North American market. I look forward to building the firm’s LA-based team and partnering with Livingstone’s exceptional professionals around the globe as we enhance our coverage of industry sectors in each of our core territories,” says Libbey.
“Brennan’s hiring represents a critical first step in Livingstone’s strategic expansion to the West Coast,” says Jeremy Furniss, Partner at Livingstone. “With an established reputation as a talented deal maker, Brennan will lead Livingstone’s creation of a meaningful and high-impact office in Los Angeles as our firm further makes its mark. We expect to make several additional hires in LA, at all levels.”
Libbey’s previous transaction experience is focused on the Business Services sector, with a particular emphasis on outsourced services, including data and technology services, and media and marketing services. Business Services is a core sector for Livingstone, especially in Europe, where the firm has a strong reputation and well-established track record.
Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Libbey worked at UBS, where he led the firm’s Business and Technology Services Group. He received a BS in Economics, with a concentration in Finance, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Livingstone’s first hiring announcement in Los Angeles follows on from its recent expansion in the Nordic region. With the firm’s announcment of Livingstone Stockholm, becoming the only integrated international mid-market M&A and Debt Advisory firm with a significant presence in the Nordic region. Today, Livingstone has over 100 staff across seven global offices. The firm looks forward to announcing additional Los Angeles team members over the coming weeks.