Tom Lesch

Tom leads Livingstone’s Debt Advisory practice, which provides both companies and financial sponsors with access to a broad range of fixed income products, such as secured and unsecured commercial bank loans, mezzanine and other junior debt, and preferred and other structured equity securities.   He has over 15 years of commercial finance experience.

Prior to Livingstone, Tom was in commercial banking with both BMO Harris Bank and Bank of America/LaSalle Bank. Tom began his career in commercial finance with GE Capital.

Education:

  • MBA, University of Chicago
  • BA, Denison University
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Taylored Services, a portfolio company of Saybrook Corporate Opportunity Funds has been refinanced.
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Hastings Manufacturing Company, raised financing in support of its merger with Komarov Piston Rings
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Android Industries, a global sequencer, and assembler serving auto OEMs across three continents has raised growth financing from Bank of America and Santander Bank.
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Lapmaster Wolters, a leading manufacturer of highly engineered, precision surface finishing equipment, has raised acquisition financing from Bank of America and MB Financial.
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AFNI, a business process outsourcing (BPO) lender in sales, care, chat and collections, has been refinanced by Regions Bank.
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Amware Fulfillment LLC, a leading provider of value-added customized warehousing and fulfillment solutions and a portfolio company of Rotunda Capital Partners, has been refinanced by Capital Southwest Corporation and Avante Mezzanine Partners.
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Spectralink, an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners and provider of onsite wireless solutions, has been recapitalized by The Private Bank.
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Premium Inspection & Testing Inc., a nondestructive testing and inspection services business and portfolio company of Calvert Street Capital Partners, has raised acquisition financing from First Midwest Bank and Patriot Capital to support the recapitalization of Capitol Ultrasonics LLC.
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Turning Tech LLC, a portfolio company of Brockway Moran & Partners and a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of innovative education technology products, has been refinanced by Business Development Corporation of America.
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Latest Insights

Blog

Tom Lesch | Apr 2018

Global Industrials Debt Trends

With enterprise values (EVs) across all sectors at near all-time highs, it’s no coincidence leverage levels have followed suit. However, as detailed in a previous article, the industrials sector is once again the hot sector as private equity investors and strategics continue to invest aggressively — looking for both...
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Tom Lesch | Dec 2017

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Livingstone Assembles Bank Club for Android Industries

Livingstone’s Debt Advisory team is pleased to announce it has raised growth financing for Android Industries, L.L.C. (“Android” or the “Company”).  Livingstone acted as exclusive financial advisor to the Company, helping to structure, arrange and negotiate the financing. The financing consisted of an ABL revolver, agented by Bank of...
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Tom Lesch | Apr 2016

Livingstone Continues to Grow Its Chicago and Debt Advisory Teams

Mark Birkett adds to the firm’s rapidly expanding global practice Livingstone is pleased to announce the addition of Chicago-based Managing Director Mark Birkett. He joins the firm from William Blair, where he was a Director in their Capital Advisory Group. Birkett brings over a decade of debt advisory and middle...
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