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Ryan Buckley

Ryan Buckley

Livingstone Partners LLC
Vice President
Chicago, IL, USA


Ryan Buckley is a vice president of Livingstone Partners LLC, an international investment banking boutique with nearly 70 professionals in Chicago, Düsseldorf, London, Madrid, and Beijing.  Livingstone provides advisory services to both healthy and distressed middle market companies with regard to merger and acquisition (M&A) and capital raising transactions with values up to $500 million.  Livingstone proudly celebrated its 5th anniversary in May 2012, completing over 200 deals approaching $9 billion in transaction value since 2007. 

Ryan is one of Livingstone’s most tenured employees, joining the firm at its inception, and has been instrumental in supporting Livingstone’s growth and deal activity within the U.S.  Focused predominately on the consumer, healthcare, and industrial sectors, Ryan has completed over 20 transactions extending across both sell-side and buy-side M&A advisory work, capital raises consisting of senior and junior debt securities, preferred and common equity securities, and the rendering of both fairness and solvency opinions.  His experience also includes advising on numerous cross-border transactions. 

Ryan’s clients and counterparties have comprised: (i) multinational corporates such as Anheuser-Busch InBev, Cookson Group, Mattel, ModusLink Global Solutions, PSS World Medical, and Tyco Electronics; (ii) private equity firms including Code Hennessy & Simmons, Encore Consumer Capital, GTCR, Kohlberg & Co., KRG Capital Partners, and Merit Capital Partners; and (iii) private companies such as ATI Physical Therapy, Aurora Casket Company, Ciao Bella Gelato, Goose Island Beer, Gibsons Restaurants, KGP Logistics, and OAD Orthopaedics. 

Prior to Livingstone, Ryan worked as an investment banking analyst at Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. (BGL) in Chicago and in the workout group of Merrill Lynch Business Financial Services.  At BGL, Ryan was focused on facilitating the execution of corporate finance transactions in the healthcare services, metals, manufacturing, and electrical products industries, among others.  Ryan holds a BBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.  Ryan is series 63 and 79 licensed.

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