Michael Westhoven has joined Livingstone as a Partner in its global Media & Technology team.
Westhoven has 25 years of experience in media, tech and communications M&A as both a corporate finance adviser and, venture capital investor, and as an operational executive with P&L responsibility. He joins Livingstone from Houlihan Lokey where he was German head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications.
Westhoven commented: “I am delighted to be joining Livingstone’s Media & Technology team to help build on their established platform and expand it across Europe. Livingstone’s excellent reputation, global footprint, and proven track-record at delivering exceptional outcomes makes it a go-to brand for entrepreneurs and investors seeking to transact in the Media & Technology sector.”
Westhoven started his career with BCG and subsequently worked on the investing side for IRIS Capital and held executive positions at VIVA Media AG, Kabel Deutschland and News Corporation’s FOX International Channels before joining corporate finance firm Leonardo Co., which was acquired by Houlihan Lokey in 2015.
Partner at Livingstone London Daniel Domberger added: “We are delighted to welcome Michael to Livingstone. His reputation, experience and track record make him a natural complement to our existing team, and broaden our capability across Europe.”
Livingstone’s Media & Technology team is one of the most established and prolific in the mid-market, with recent high-profile transactions including the sale of fintech startup of the year BestX to State Street; the sale of Dennis Publishing (publisher of The Week magazine) to Exponent Private Equity; and the sale of North America’s leading Azure migration specialist Cardinal Solutions to Insight.