YFM Yorkshire & North East
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: Based in our Leeds office, Steve is responsible for a number of YFM's investments across the North of England.
Experience: Before joining YFM Equity Partners, Steve spent six years as an Investment Director in Santander's Growth Capital Team. There he was responsible for sourcing and executing mezzanine debt investments in support of high growth SMEs and management buy-out transactions. Prior to this, Steve spent four years as a founder member of private equity fund Endless LLP where helped to establish the business as the UK's leading turnaround investor. Steve also spent eight years in corporate finance at Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young.
Interests: Outside of work, Steve enjoys spending time with his family. His hobbies include running and cycling (when time allows!).
Responsibilities: Ian is based in Leeds and works across Yorkshire and the Midlands. He is responsible for sourcing new investments and managing several existing investments.
Experience: Ian joined YFM from KPMG where he spent five years supporting private equity-backed and listed businesses on a wide range of transactions in a senior transaction services role. Ian also spent two years in Vancouver, working predominantly with hospitality and property development businesses.
Interests: Running and cycling.
Responsibilities: New and existing investments. Nigel is based in Sheffield and works across Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland.
Experience: Nigel has been investing in growing businesses at YFM Equity Partners since 2005. Prior to this he spent 5 years at Deloitte in London, supporting technology, software and telecoms businesses across Europe with transactions and restructuring. He started his career in production engineering and logistics.
Interests: Running and eating cakes, usually in that order.
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.