YFM Equity Partners appoints Investment Director

Posted on 25 May 2017

YFM Equity Partners (YFM) has announced the appointment of Andy Thomas as Investment Director. Based in the Manchester office, Andy will be focused on sourcing and leading new investments as part of the Northern team led by David Gee.

Andy joins from Maven Capital Partners, where he helped to establish the Greater Manchester Loan Fund as well as undertaking private equity and VCT investments. Prior to Maven, Andy worked at RBS in various structured finance roles, most recently leading the Williams and Glyn Corporate Transactions Team.

David Hall, Managing Director of YFM said:
“Andy has considerable experience successfully originating and executing new deals and subsequently managing these investments. Opportunities for UK investment are steadily growing, as evidenced by the recent close of our first buy-out fund, YFMEP 2016; Andy is a great addition as we continue to strengthen the YFM team to harness such investments.”

Andy Thomas added:
“YFM has an impressive footprint in the private equity and VCT market and I am delighted to be joining the team to help further grow the firm’s portfolio. The market is rife with businesses looking to develop their potential and I look forward to sourcing the most promising opportunities and leading these investments.”

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About YFM Equity Partners

YFM Equity Partners are leading independently owned private equity investors.  With over 30 years of experience we seek to unlock value and growth potential by providing up to £10 million of equity to fuel the development of established business throughout the UK regions.  We do this by helping our portfolio companies grow niche businesses, launch new initiatives, make transformative acquisitions and upgrade technologies and systems.  Through our offices in Leeds, London, Manchester, Birmingham and Sheffield, we are dedicated to working alongside management teams to create long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in and a positive economic impact for the communities in which we work.  We advise and manage approaching £225 million of funds. 

YFM Equity Partners conducts its investment business through its subsidiary YFM Private Equity Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 122120).

For more information, please visit www.yfmep.com or follow us on Twitter @YFMEP.