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10 Nov 2014

YFM Equity Partners backs £6m MBO of retail intelligence company, Springboard Research

YFM Equity Partners has invested £3m in the £6m management buyout (MBO) of Springboard Research, a leading provider of retail performance monitoring; providing footfall, dwell time and conversion rates, sales analysis and data driven insights. The investment injection will enable Springboard to capitalise on business growth opportunities in the UK amongst retailers and property owners, as well as further expansion in North America and Europe. The current UK market alone for such services is estimated to be worth at least £0.5bn

03 Nov 2014

YFM Equity Partners backs the MBO of Cambrian Park & Leisure Homes, Wales’s largest Holiday Lodge builder

YFM Equity Partners, one of the UK’s most active investors in small businesses has invested £3m in the management buy-in and buyout (BIMBO) of Cambrian Park & Leisure Homes Ltd, which designs and makes timber holiday lodges for the UK holiday park market, together with its sister company, Cambrian Kitchens. Shawbrook Business Credit is providing a £4m working capital facility to the business to facilitate growth.

24 Oct 2014

Strong demand for investment in UK regions drives £30m British Smaller Companies VCT fundraising

YFM Equity Partners announces the opening of a £30m fundraising for top performing generalist Venture Capital Trust, British Smaller Companies VCT plc (BSC VCT) and its sister fund British Smaller Companies VCT2 plc (BSC2 VCT) (together BSC VCTs). The improved economic climate and a strong pipeline of demand from UK regional businesses is the key driver for this year’s fundraising. From July 2013 to date, BSC VCTs have invested £32.2m into 10 businesses across the UK.

06 Oct 2014

YFM Equity Partners backs former Anglian Home Improvements CEO in a £3.4m investment and MBO of The Heritage Window Company

YFM Equity Partners has invested £3.2m into The Heritage Window Company to fund the management buyout (MBO) and development capital to meet increasing sales demand. The MBO was led by Managing Director Sean Ballard and former CEO of Anglian Home Improvements, Peter Mottershead, who is joining the board as Non-Executive Chairman. The Heritage Window Company is a specialist manufacturer and supplier of slim line Aluminium windows. The UK market for Aluminium windows is estimated to be worth c£250m per annum.

30 Sep 2014

NEW Leeds Office - Valiant Building, 14 South Parade

Our Leeds office has now moved to the city centre.

18 Sep 2014

YFM Equity Partners recruits Charlie Robinson to set-up Birmingham office

YFM Equity Partners is pleased to announce that experienced Investment Director Charlie Robinson has joined YFM Equity Partners to set up a Birmingham office. Charlie's appointment comes at a buoyant time for YFM Equity Partners who recently recruited former 3i Portfolio Director Eamon Nolan.

16 Jul 2014

Former 3i Portfolio Director Eamon Nolan joins YFM Equity Partners

YFM Equity Partners is pleased to announce that experienced portfolio director Eamon Nolan has joined YFM Equity Partners. Eamon’s appointment as Portfolio Director comes at a buoyant time for YFM Equity Partners who have completed three new deals in the past four months; a £2m further investment into Intamac and buyouts of Macro Art and Intelligent Office.

23 Jun 2014

YFM Equity Partners leads £2m cash injection into British smart devices business Intamac

YFM Equity Partners has led the £2m further growth capital investment alongside existing institutional investors including Seraphim Capital and Carbon Trust Investments Ltd (advised by 350 Investment Partners LLP) into Northampton-headquartered Intamac, a pioneer within the IoT/Connected Home space.

19 Jun 2014

Portfolio News - Leengate Valves and Pressure Technologies Award Winners at South Yorkshire Dealmakers 2014

Portfolio News - Leengate Valves wins Mid-Market deal of the Year and John Hayward, Pressure Technologies wins Business Leader of the Year at the South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards 2014

18 Jun 2014

YFM Equity Partners wraps up Macro Art MBO

Third deal for YFM in a month as buoyant market increases requests for investment YFM Equity Partners has invested £2.1m as part of a £3.9m financing package of investment and working capital facilities to support the management buyout (MBO) of Macro Art Limited, a specialist wide-format digital printer which has printed building wraps for Selfridges and Harrods London stores and holds the Guinness World Record for the largest printed movie poster.

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