Livingstone appoints two as partners

Livingstone, an international M&A mid-market M&A and debt advisory firm, has named Mark Birkett and Michael Jenny as partners. Prior to joining Livingstone, Birkett worked at William Blair while Jenny was at Houlihan Lokey.

Correction: An earlier version of this news report misstated that Jenny worked at William Blair. That information has since been corrected. 


Livingstone is pleased to share it has named Mark Birkett and Michael Jenny as Partners in the firm’s US office.

“Both Mark and Mike have made meaningful contributions to the firm over the years since joining from William Blair and Houlihan Lokey, respectively. We are thrilled to welcome them into the partnership and look forward to continuing our work together to grow and evolve the firm,” said Steve Miles, Co-Founder and Managing Partner in Livingstone’s US office.

Birkett joined Livingstone in 2016 from William Blair, where he was a Director in the firm’s Capital Advisory Group, working with clients to address their debt capital requirement needs to fund growth, acquisitions, recapitalize or refinance. Mark brought over a decade of debt advisory and middle-market lending experience to Livingstone’s Debt Advisory practice, quickly becoming a meaningful contributor to the group’s growth and extensive track record of securing attractive financing solutions for clients.

Together, Mark, and Partner Tom Lesch, Co-Head the firm’s US debt advisory practice and have built the practice into the advisor of choice for both sponsors and private businesses looking to access global debt markets.

Together, they have raised over $1bn of capital for clients since 2016 and have advised on multiple complex transactions, including Android Industries, VanderBend, and Albireo Energy.

Jenny joined Livingstone in 2016 from Houlihan Lokey, where he was a Director in the firm’s Industrial group. In the years since, Mike has leveraged his expertise and deep sector knowledge in several of the firm’s most active industrial subsectors to further build the brand in the UK, Europe and the US. With a deeply ingrained focus on the Metals & Advanced Materials space, Mike has advised on a variety of transactions in the recycling, powdered metallurgy, value-added processing, distribution, and building products sectors.

Most recently, Jenny and the Debt Advisory team advised the shareholders of Jupiter Aluminum Corporation, a US aluminum mill operator, on the acquisition of Spanish-based aluminum producer Grupo Valenciana de Aluminio Baux. The team secured financing for the cross-border transaction in both the US and Spain.

Livingstone also welcomes Marisa Ramirez to the Debt Advisory practice to work directly with Tom and Mark. Marisa joins the firm from Lincoln International, where she was an associate on the debt advisory team. Prior to that, Marisa spent seven years at KeyBanc Capital Markets, primarily working on syndicated loan structuring and execution.

“We are excited to have a professional with Marisa’s experience join the debt team. Her background and depth of experience will be an asset to our clients and the firm,” said Tom Lesch.

Livingstone is an international mid-market M&A and debt advisory firm with offices in Beijing, Chicago, Düsseldorf, London, Los Angeles, Madrid and Stockholm. We have deep industry expertise, and extensive global coverage, with dedicated teams across our offices serving five segments: Business Services, Consumer, Healthcare, Industrial, and Media & Technology and close an average 75 transactions annually.