YFM South


Paul Cannings

Director

0783 134 6348
London

Paul Cannings

Director

0783 134 6348
London

Joined: 2005

Responsibilities: Based in London, Paul is a member of Investment Committee.   He is responsible for new investments in the South as well as sitting on the Boards of existing investments.

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

Director

0799 057 7669
London

David Bell

Director

0799 057 7669
London

Joined: 2009

Responsibilities: Portfolio management processes across YFM Equity Partners and management of a number of investments directly. Based in London, he also spends time in Leeds and Manchester.

Experience: Prior to YFM he spent 10 years at 3i, where he was Portfolio Director, realising over £100m of cash proceeds from investments. Before this, David worked as a management consultant in Europe and North America for five years specialising in supply chain optimisation.

Interests: Used to enjoy squash, wind surfing and snow-boarding but now spends much of his limited free time providing low-cost taxi services for his young family.

Colin Granger

Investment Director

0793 146 7236
London

Colin Granger

Investment Director

0793 146 7236
London

Joined: 2016

Responsibilities: Based in London, Colin is responsible for the sourcing, execution and management of new investments principally across London and the South of England.

Experience: Colin spent nine years as an Investment Director with Milestone Capital focusing on making new investments in the UK lower mid-market. Prior to this, he spent 4 years with PwC latterly within the Transaction Services Deal Team.

Interests: All things sport with a focus on playing golf and cricket (equally badly) and a season ticket holder at Harlequins Rugby.

Charlie Robinson

Investment Director

07947 250812
Birmingham

Charlie Robinson

Investment Director

07947 250812
Birmingham

Responsibilities: New and existing Investments.  Charlie is based in Birmingham covering the Midlands market and also spends time in Manchester.

Experience: Charlie spent eight years in the Growth team at ISIS Equity Partners based in Birmingham and working on a number of successful investments across the country.  He started his career with Deloitte Transaction Services.

Interests: Rugby (watching), running, golf. and coffee.

James Savage

Portfolio Director

07711 915708
London

James Savage

Portfolio Director

07711 915708
London

Joined: 2017

Responsibilities: Based in London, James manages a number of investments across the South of England.

Experience: Prior to joining YFM, James was at Barclays for nearly 10 years, latterly in the Principal Investments team and before that at Barclays Ventures. During this time James worked with a number of businesses across a range of sectors with a primary focus on value creation and realisation. James had previously qualified as Chartered Accountant at BDO and then spent two years in the Corporate Finance team, focused on buy-side advisory mandates.

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

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Eamon Nolan

Portfolio Director

07540 667524
London

Eamon Nolan

Portfolio Director

07540 667524
London

Joined: 2014

Responsibilities:  Based in London, Eamon manages a number of investments across the UK.

Experience: Prior to joining YFM Equity Partners, Eamon spent 15 years at 3i having started his career at Allied Irish Bank. At 3i, Eamon’s focus was on managing higher value minority growth and buy out investments across a range of sectors.
Eamon’s primary role with YFM is managing portfolio investments 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), Heritage Windows (an aluminium window retailer and manufacturer), Deep Secure (a provider of high security network gateway products) and Bagel Nash (a bagel bakery and chain of coffee & bagel shops).

Interests: Horse racing, running and travel.

Jamie Roberts

Investment Director

0771 512 2055
London

Jamie Roberts

Investment Director

0771 512 2055
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.