06 Feb 2017
Winner - Private Equity Deal of the Year at the 2017 Insider South East Dealmakers Awards
YFM Equity Partners £5m MBO of specialist manufacturer Ferrabyrne
The YFM backed MBO of Littlehampton-based Ferrabyrne Ltd was shortlisted for the prestigious industry award alongside various other transactions of a similar size in the region which were completed during the year.
The judges selected the Ferrabyrne buyout as the winner due to the number of complex deal related issues which needed to be overcome, the use of local advisors, and that it will enhance skilled manufacturing in the local region whilst developing international exports.
The investment by YFM is supporting the existing management team at Ferrabyrne who have established an impressive reputation in the industry, both in the UK and across the globe. As well as the opportunity to back a strong and established management team, YFM were attracted to the opportunity due to the rate of investment in UK rail infrastructure along with increasingly high investment rates overseas.
YFM Buy-out Fund
The transaction was the second from YFM’s new buyout fund which has been raised to invest in buyouts of established UK based businesses making between £1m - £3m annual profits.