27 Oct 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
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 is investing £3.2m into The Heritage Window Company to fund the management buyout (MBO) and development capital to meet increasing sales demand. The MBO is 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
Our Leeds office has now moved to the city centre.
18 Sep 2014
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
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 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
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.
06 Jun 2014
Some of the most innovative and successful Yorkshire companies have been recognised for their progress overseas at Insider's International Trade Awards 2014. Among the big winners last night were two of our portfolio companies President Engineering Group and Chesterfield Special Cylinders.
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