YFM London


Paul Cannings

Partner

Paul Cannings

Partner

Joined: 2005

Responsibilities: Paul is a member of the Investment Committee. He has particular responsibility for helping to make new investments and improving the ESG impact of YFM's portfolio.

Experience: 25 years experience of investing with 14 years at 3i in Cambridge and leading the smaller buyout and growth capital team in London, and 10 years as Director at YFM.

Interests: Bad at mountain biking, golf and skiing and knows nothing about football.

David Bell

Partner - Head of Portfolio

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London

David Bell

Partner - Head of Portfolio

07990 577 669
London

Joined: 2009

Responsibilities: David sits on the Investment Committee and supervises the portfolio management process across the partnership. He is also responsible for the management of a number of investments directly. David is based in the London office and also spends time in Leeds and Manchester.

Experience: David spent over 10 years at 3i as a Portfolio Director, realising over £100m of cash proceeds from investments. Before moving into private equity, David worked as a management consultant in Europe and North America specialising in supply chain optimisation.

Interests: Used to enjoy squash, wind surfing and snow-boarding. Now spends much of his limited free time providing a complimentary taxi service for his young family.

James Savage

Partner

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London

James Savage

Partner

07711 915 708
London

Joined: 2017

Responsibilities: James is based in London and manages a number of investments across the South of England.

Experience: Before joining YFM in 2017, James spent 10 years at Barclays in the Principal Investments Team and at Barclays Ventures. During this time he worked with a number of businesses across a range of sectors with a primary focus on value creation and realisation. James qualified as Chartered Accountant at BDO and spent two years in their Corporate Finance team, focused on buy-side advisory mandates.

Interests: Running (reasonable), golf (room for improvement), football and tennis with a young family.

Eamon Nolan

Partner

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London

Eamon Nolan

Partner

07540 667 524
London

Joined: 2014

Responsibilities:  Eamon is based in London and manages a number of YFM's investments across the UK, including Ferrabyrne (a manufacturer of rubber-to-metal components for OEM and for repair/renewal), IO Outsourcing Limited (a provider of business process outsourcing services specialising in the legal sector) and Deep Secure (a provider of high security network gateway products).

Experience: Eamon joined from 3i, a leading international investment management firm. During his 15 years at 3i, he was focused on managing higher value minority growth and buy out investments across a range of sectors. Eamon began his career at Allied Irish Bank.

Interests: Horse racing, running and travel.

Jonathan Simm

Partner

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London

Jonathan Simm

Partner

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London

Joined: 2019

Responsibilities: Jonathan is a member of the portfolio team and oversees a number of investments. These include Frescobol Carioca, a luxury menswear brand, CPMS, a rail industry project management firm, and Wooshii, a disruptive video production agency.

Experience: A chartered accountant by training, Jonathan has over 20 years experience in Private Equity related roles across a variety of sectors. He spent eight years at mid-market PE house LDC where he led on new deals and sat on the investment committee. Jonathan was also a founding member of Altitude Partners, specialising in SME investment across Southern England. Jonathan also spent four years as the full-time FD of a successful PE-backed defence business.

Interests: Outside of work Jonathan is a loyal Southampton FC fan and collects guitars. He also enjoys fly fishing and clay pigeon shooting when he gets the chance.

Jamie Roberts

Partner

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London

Jamie Roberts

Partner

07715 122 055
London

Joined: 2012

Responsibilities:  Sourcing and making new investments

Experience:  Prior to YFM Jamie worked at Lloyds Bank where he held a variety of roles including providing debt funding for Private Equity backed transactions and maximising value from a distressed portfolio of assets.

Interests:  Young family which keeps me busy, golf when time allows and recently started running.

Adam Hart

Investment Manager

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London

Adam Hart

Investment Manager

07972 538 188
London

Joined: 2018

Responsibilities: Adam joined the investment team in September 2018 and supports the London-based partners in originating, evaluating and executing new investment opportunities.

Experience: Adam joined YFM from WK Corporate Finance, an M&A advisory and transaction services firm specialising in sub-£50m deals and early stage growth capital. Adam qualified as a Chartered Accountant at mid-tier media and entertainment professional services firm, SRLV.

Interests: Adam's freetime is mostly consumed by his young family. He is also an avid Leicester City fan, enjoys travelling and catching up with friends over a drink.

Helen Villiers

Investment Manager

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London

Helen Villiers

Investment Manager

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London

Joined: 2019

Responsibilities: Helen joined the investment team in June 2019. She supports the London-based partners in originating, evaluating and executing new investment opportunities.

Experience: Helen joined YFM from Grant Thornton's London Corporate Finance team where she worked primarily on SME deals in the TMT and Human Capital sectors. She originally qualified as a Chartered Accountant within their Financial Services Audit team.

Interests: Helen enjoys baking and running (to burn it off!). She has some questionable taste in music, particularly when it comes to 90s/00s boybands.