Livingstone has been active for many years across the whole spectrum of Business Services.

We have a deep understanding of how best to develop and communicate the value of service businesses, and to address the common issues that need to be overcome to ensure a successful outcome.

Building & Utilities Services

We specialise in advising established providers of ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ facilities services, typically under term contracts, to the built environment.

Hard services include building and energy management, mechanical and electrical, HVAC, fire, safety and security system maintenance and fabric maintenance.

Soft services include catering, cleaning, manned and mobile security, grounds maintenance, washroom and hygiene, post room and concierge.

Our clients service sites across the commercial, industrial, utility, infrastructure and public sectors, nationally and internationally.

Environmental Services

We have extensive experience of the waste management sector, including advisory and consulting services around environmental impact assessment and the planning process, the design and program management of facilities, and advising operators involved in:

  • Solid and liquid waste management;
  • Recycling of paper, plastic, e-cycling, fuel recycling and C&D; and
  • End of life asset management.

Livingstone is widely regarded as one of the most experienced mid-market advisory firms in the US in the waste management sector.

Financial Services

Our Business Services team has had a long involvement in the Financial Services sector, with a particular emphasis on successful brokers and providers of wealth management, specialist lending and foreign exchange services, both on- and offshore.

We also focus on the rapidly expanding ecosystem of support services and BPO providers serving the Financial Services sector, providing technology-enabled outsourced solutions and/or expert technical advice on everything from compliance and risk management to customer relationship management.

Human Capital

We have extensive experience in the Human Capital industry, including the recruitment and training and development sectors.

In Recruitment, we specialise in niche, differentiated and established providers of interim and permanent recruitment and executive search services, normally with a specific end-market or job category focus.

In Training and Development, we have extensive experience of advising government- and private sector-funded skills-based vocational training and executive development providers. In the public sector, we have a detailed appreciation of the funding and regulatory issues that often influence the success of a transaction.


Livingstone has advised clients across the entire spectrum of Logistics and Supply Chain Management activities, including:

  • Airline and aviation services;
  • Auto supply chain services;
  • Specialist freight forwarding;
  • Industrial plant relocation;
  • Last mile logistics;
  • Mail and courier services;
  • Palletised freight networks;
  • Transportation infrastructure support;
  • ‘White glove’ delivery services;
  • Warehousing and fulfilment; and
  • Wholesale distribution.
Professional Services

Livingstone is highly regarded for its expertise in advising technical consultancies including those focused on:

  • Design and Engineering;
  • Environment and Energy;
  • Planning;
  • M&E Services;
  • Operational Improvement;
  • Procurement;
  • Project Management;
  • Risk and Security;
  • Systems Engineering; and
  • Testing, Compliance & Safety.

We work with growing, talent-based advisory businesses serving the Aviation, Construction, Defence and Security, Offshore Oil and Gas, Marine, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Technology industries.

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What our clients say

Shani Zindel, Partner

Livingstone introduced us to ENRA in late 2013 as part of a formal fundraising process. They had previously worked with David Campbell who invested as Chairman earlier in the year. This initial deal was key to being able to present a rounded team and business poised for significant growth, and they did an excellent job building competitive excitement around the opportunity. We were thrilled when we won the deal. They subsequently worked on the West One acquisition, and when it came to the exit, they were a trusted and obvious choice to advise all the shareholders.They did a first class job in what was a complex and technically difficult deal, and we are very pleased with the outcome.”