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09 Apr 2010

YFM seal a great new deal with a Fresh approach

YFM Private Equity through the NWDA’s North West Interim Venture Capital Fund has helped to close the first round investment of £600,000 for the North West based business FreshTL. This round was a co-investment with Greener House Investments plc and is the first investment from the fund.

07 Apr 2010

Piles of Cash - 3.7x return on sale of investment in Sheet Piling

YFM Private Equity's support for Preston-based construction business Sheet Piling shows that quality UK small businesses can deliver returns and growth whatever the sector.

11 Feb 2010

YFM Funds back US acquisition

Following its backing of the management buyout of Fishawack Communications two years ago, funds managed by YFM Private Equity (Chandos Fund and British Smaller Companies VCT) have invested follow-on funding to support the acquisition of Nexus Communications, a Philadelphia based medical communications agency.

08 Feb 2010

Chandos Fund backs intelligent home services technology

Chandos Fund, managed by YFM Private Equity, has completed its part in a £2m investment into Intamac System Limited - a platform provider for next generation networked and connected home services.

05 Jan 2010

NWDA awards North West Interim Venture Capital Fund to YFM / MTI consortium

YFM Private Equity, part of the YFM Group, the most active investor in UK SMEs, and MTI, the technology venture capital investor, are delighted to announce that the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) has awarded them a fund management mandate for the North West region.

21 Dec 2009

YFM Funds back £3.5 million high security MBI

Funds managed by YFM Group, Chandos Fund, British Smaller Companies VCT and British Smaller Technology Companies VCT2, have completed the £3.5 million MBI of Deep-Secure Limited. An encouraging end to another challenging but successful year, as funds managed by YFM Group invest in deals worth £49 million over the last 12 months.

10 Dec 2009

All power to regional businesses as they deliver 6 realisations in 3 months 10x capital

All power to regional businesses as they deliver 6 realisations in 3 months 10x capital. We’re not sure about green shoots but what a three months for regional businesses at the forefront of UK growth.

16 Nov 2009

Double Award Win for YFM

YFM managed North West Business Investment Scheme (NWBIS) and DxS one of its investments both picked up awards at last Thursday's North West Insider Dealmakers awards.

25 Sep 2009

11x returned on sale of DXS

Manchester based personalised medicine company DXS has been sold to international sample and assay technology giant Qiagen. The value of the business has increased 11 fold since the initial investment by YFM managed North West Business Investment Scheme and British Smaller Technology Companies VCT2.

18 Aug 2009

YFM Group the UK Small/Mid Size Private Equity Firm of the Year 2009

"This is a tremendous achievement, the awards are voted for by the industry in recognition of those who have made the biggest impact in the last year. Particular thank you to all of the business and advisers we have worked with over the years" – David Hall

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