Alantra advises Livingbridge on investment in leading management consultancy

Alantra, the global mid-market investment banking firm, has advised private equity firm Livingbridge on its investment in Vendigital, a consultancy that helps enterprise organisations identify, solve, and deliver bespoke solutions for managing the toughest cost and operational challenges. 

Headquartered in London, with additional offices in Hong Kong and Chicago, Vendigital provides technology-led transformation programmes for blue-chip, enterprise clients looking to identify and solve complex cost problems and deliver results to clients’ bottom lines. 

Vendigital has deep expertise across a number of sectors including aerospace & defence, automotive, transportation, media & entertainment, retail and industrial products. Through its in-house Data Science lab, the Company also provides bespoke solutions, streamlining the way in which clients collect, analyse, and prioritise data, to produce actionable insights.

Global dynamics such as increasing M&A activity and accelerating digital disruption have put tremendous pressure on cost, efficiency and operating models. Livingbridge’s investment will be used by Vendigital to take advantage of this rapidly-growing market, both organically and through acquisitions, to further develop its international presence. 

The Alantra team advising Livingbridge comprised Richard Holden, Oliver Norman and Josh Jones.

Richard Holden, Partner at Alantra, said: “We are delighted to have advised on a deal that successfully brings together a fast-growing specialist consultancy business with an investor that is well placed to support its global ambitions.

Ten years after the financial crisis, many businesses are still reacting to a changing landscape from both a liquidity and technology perspective, and it is to this need that specialist consultancies like Vendigital are responding. This is, in turn, driving significant growth in the operationally focused segment of the consulting market, an area where we expect to see continued M&A activity during 2019.”

Matt Upton, Partner at Livingbridge said: “We are delighted to announce our investment in Vendigital. At a time when the C-Suite is under increased pressure to drive down costs, improve efficiencies, and create strategic value across their entire operating model Vendigital stands out with its proven track record and innovative solutions.” 

Dominic Jephcott and Roy Williams, founders and Managing Partners at Vendigital, said: “This is an exciting time for the business. Livingbridge is the ideal investment partner for us with a successful history of supporting organisations with ambitious growth plans. We’re looking forward to continuing to build on our position as a leading technology-led consultancy while growing our team and increasing our global footprint.”

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