YFM North West
Partner - Managing Director
Partner - Managing Director
Responsibilities: Running the YFM business including all aspects of fundraising and managing investments. Dave also chairs the Investment Committee.
Experience: David has been Managing Director of YFM since 2003. Before that he was head of the Manchester office for three years and led the buy-out in September 2013. He was previously a Director at Enterprise Ventures, the investment arm of Enterprise plc.
Interests: All sporting things Wigan (both rugby league and football), real ale enthusiast and (by some distance) the member of the Hall family least likely to be picked for Pictionary.
Responsibilities: David sits on the Investment Committee of all YFM Private Equity Funds.
Experience: Over 26 years of investing in fast-growing businesses.
Interests: A fearsome, competitive table tennis player and Leeds United season ticket holder.
Responsibilities: Dan focuses on orginating and executing new investments, primarily in the North West market.
Experience: Dan's career has spanned investment banking, corporate finance and strategy roles over the past 18 years. He joined YFM from Bibby Line Group and previously worked for Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance.
Interests: Outside of work Dan enjoys spending time with his family, watching and playing sport, and going to the theatre. He is also a Foundation Governor for a local school.
Responsibilities: Andy is responsible for sourcing new investments as well as managing several existing investments. He based in the Manchester office and covers the North West market.
Experience: Andy joined from Maven Capital Partners where he spent four years working on private equity, venture capital and mezzanine investments across a wide range of sectors. Before Maven he spent nine years at RBS, working in various structured finance roles, including leading the Williams and Glyn Corporate Transactions Team in the North of England, providing senior debt for buyouts, acquisitions and growth.
Interests: Cycling (watching more than doing), athletics, football and a dog that thinks it’s in charge.
Responsibilities: Mike is responsible for sourcing and transacting new investment opportunities across the Yorkshire and North East markets.
Experience: Mike joined YFM after two years on the investment team at BGF. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with BDO in Leeds and went on to spend eight years there as a corporate finance advisor. Mike has a degree in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Sheffield.
Interests: Mike is a keen endurance runner. He has completed Iron Man triathlons in Nice and Frankfurt and is currently in training for the London Marathon in April.