YFM Equity Partners

YFM Equity Partners has been managing funds specialising in transforming small businesses for over 25 years.

We invest between £25,000 and £10m of equity and have a current portfolio of over 200 UK companies.

Our investment team of over 50 people, based across six regional offices, is dedicated to working alongside management teams to create transformational growth and success.

From our six offices across the UK, we have teams specialising in various stages: from early-stage capital to Management Buy Outs and pre-IPO funding. We have committed investment funds of over £375m and provide £100,000 and £10m of equity for companies in all sectors with:

  • Ambitious Management Teams
  • Potential to expand, develop strong brands or niche products or services
  • Capacity to create strategic value on exit

In addition to capital, we offer:

  • Help in strengthening management teams
  • Support in defining and implementing company strategy
  • Experience in improving processes and structures
  • Access to our extensive network of contacts
  • An ability to maximise exit potential

We believe backing UK small businesses can deliver investment returns and invest through Limited Partner Funds and also Venture Capital Trusts. British Smaller Companies VCT plc is the top VCT (by Net Asset Value growth) over 1, 3 and 10 years (Citywire data, to August 2011) and over the last 8 year period all realisations from unquoted business have delivered an aggregate of 3.4 x capital for our Venture Capital Trusts.