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Livingbridge adds two to team

Mid-market private equity firm Livingbridge has expanded its personnel with two new hires. Paul Landsman will be joining the investment team while Ruby Biring will work on talent development. Previously, Landsman was an investment director at LDC and Biring was managing director and global head of technology and digital at Sheffield Haworth.


Livingbridge, the mid-market private equity firm, today announces the appointment of two senior hires, Paul Landsman and Ruby Biring.

Paul Landsman joins Livingbridge as an Investment Director from LDC where he worked across a broad range of industries. These included business services, consumer, and travel and leisure sectors where he was involved in investments such as Iglu, the online travel company, and UK2, the web hosting business.

Between 2007-2014 Paul was at LGV Capital where he worked on investments in firms such as pub chain Amber Taverns, caravan manufacturer ABI and Liberation Group, the market leading pub, restaurant and drinks business in the Channel Islands.

Ruby Biring will lead Livingbridge’s talent function and will be responsible for supporting Livingbridge’s high-growth, entrepreneurial portfolio companies with talent management and recruitment.

Before joining Livingbridge, Ruby was Managing Director and Global Head of Technology and Digital at executive search and talent advisory firm, Sheffield Haworth. She covered a broad range of sectors at Sheffield Haworth, helping to build C-suite management teams across the globe. Prior to this, Ruby worked at Marlin Hawk, a leadership advisory and executive search firm where she focused on financial services, banking and professional services.
Wol Kolade, Managing Partner at Livingbridge said:

“We are delighted to welcome Paul and Ruby to the team. Paul’s experience of working with high growth SMEs means he is a great fit for our growing investment team while Ruby brings with her a vast wealth of knowledge in the field of talent development that will really add value to our portfolio companies. Both join us as we look to build on our strong start to 2017 following an extremely busy 2016.”

Commenting on his appointment, Paul Landsman said:

“It’s an exciting step to be joining Livingbridge. The firm’s record in building small companies into sector leaders whilst championing entrepreneurs is one that really resonates with me and I am looking forward to working with the team.”

Commenting on her appointment, Ruby Biring said: “It’s a great time to be joining Livingbridge and I look forward to helping the firm find the people who can lead and drive growth amongst its world class portfolio companies.”

Livingbridge are a mid-market private equity firm of over 75 people in the UK and Australia with over £1bn to invest in fast growing companies over the next five years.

Our team have been backing growing businesses together for twenty years, investing anything from £2m to £50m in businesses valued at between £5m and £125m. We’ve done it over a hundred times, turning many into household names both at home and abroad. We get growth.

We understand the people behind growing companies in consumer markets; healthcare and education; technology, media and telecommunications; financial services and business services, and help them achieve what’s right for them and their business.

We invest on behalf of both institutional and retail investors. We are actively investing funds on behalf of Livingbridge 6 LP, Livingbridge Enterprise 2 LP and the two Baronsmead Ventures Trusts. Livingbridge also manage the Wood Street Microcap Investment Fund.