Matthew Parker

CEO, Babble


I am CEO of Babble, one of the UK’s leading Cloud Solution Providers, covering Talk (UCaaS, CCaaS & Mobile) & Tech (Modern Work, Cloud Solutions & Cyber Security), helping ambitious organisations become more productive, protected, and profitable. I joined the business in early 2016 and led the exit from Livingbridge to LDC in 2017. After a period of significant growth, including 6 acquisitions. In late 2020 at an EV of £90m Graphite Capital became our primary sponsor with LDC reinvesting. We are on a successful buy and build journey with 28 further acquisitions to date, with Babble’s annual revenues approaching £110m.

Prior to Babble, I was CEO of Path Intelligence, a VC-backed location analytics technology business. Earlier in my career, I led the talent management technology business of StepStone () from start-up to global revenues of more than €100m, was part of the team that sold the business to Axel Springer in 2009. I subsequently led the carve-out of StepStone Solutions, an Hg Capital backed €110m MBO, rebranded the business as Lumesse, and where the business grew from €50m of revenues to €100m over three years.

I look forward to sharing my insights with PepTalks members on:

  • Making a success of a Buy & Build growth strategy
  • Transaction readiness
  • Organisational culture

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