YFM Yorkshire & North East


David Gee

Partner - New Investments

07710 835 674
Leeds

David Gee

Partner - New Investments

07710 835 674
Leeds

Joined: 1988

Responsibilities: David sits on the Investment Committee and Portfolio Panels of all YFM Private Equity funds. He is also involved in making direct investments.

Experience: Over 26 years of investing in fast-growing businesses.

Interests: A fearsome, competitive table tennis player and Leeds United season ticket holder.

Steve Harrison

Partner

07922 582 101
Leeds

Steve Harrison

Partner

07922 582 101
Leeds

Joined: 2017

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!).

Ian Waterfield

Partner

07771 578 416
Leeds

Ian Waterfield

Partner

07771 578 416
Leeds

Joined: 2007

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.

Nigel Owens

Partner

07876 345 378
Sheffield

Nigel Owens

Partner

07876 345 378
Sheffield

Joined: 2005

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.

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