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03 Apr 2013

YFM Equity Partners makes 2x return on Fishawack exit

YFM Equity Partners announces the sale of its equity stake in independent medical communications business Fishawack in a secondary buyout backed by Growth Capital Partners. The £13m deal provides an exit for YFM Equity Partners and a 2x return on its original investment.

07 Feb 2013

Strategies for a low-growth economy: Can LPs make good returns from small deals?

Paul Cannings, a director at YFM Equity Partners, spoke to AltAssets about what limited partners need to know about how to make money from investing in lower mid-market funds, especially in the current low-growth environment.

28 Jan 2013

YFM Equity Partners exits Naylor Industries

South Yorkshire Investment Fund (SYIF) through its fund manager YFM Equity Partners has realised its investment in Naylor Industries plc, a manufacturer of building materials, pipes and lintels back to its management making a 2x return on its original investment. As part of the deal, HSBC is providing Naylor with new finance facilities.

10 Jan 2013

YFM Equity Partners realises investment in Winder Power making a 5.7x return

YFM Equity Partners and outgoing chairman Richard Asquith have sold their investment in Winder Power, the manufacturer of power distribution and generation equipment and parent company of Winder Electrical and Newton Derby to a management team backed by Enterprise Ventures (EV), a venture and growth capital fund manager, in a £6m secondary buyout. YFM Equity Partners made a 5.7x return on its original investment.

17 Dec 2012

Portfolio News - President Engineering acquires Bretby Gammatech

President Engineering Group Limited (PEGL), the Sheffield based manufacturer of industrial valves and mining safety systems which YFM Equity Partners backed in a management buyout from Flow Group in 2010 has acquired Derbyshire-based Bretby Gammatech, a niche provider of coal monitoring products.

22 Oct 2012

YFM Equity Partners restructures North West operations

YFM Equity Partners, the managers of The North West Fund for Development Capital (NWFDC) is restructuring its North West operations to focus its new investment activity on its award-winning national venture capital trusts (retail) and institutional funds. As a result it has agreed with The North West Fund that it will hand over the management of the NWFDC to a new fund manager later this year.

09 Oct 2012

YFM Equity Partners backs new management team in £3m deal at Insider Technologies

YFM Equity Partners has backed the buy-in and management buyout of Insider Technologies, a specialist software solutions business through its British Smaller Companies Venture Capital Trust Funds in a £3m deal.

05 Oct 2012

YFM Equity Partners sells Primal Pictures to Informa

YFM Equity Partners has sold its investment in Primal Pictures Ltd, publishers of the most complete and medically accurate interactive 3D model of the human anatomy to Informa UK, a subsidiary of the international publishing, information and events business Informa plc for an undisclosed sum, making a 2x return on its original investment.

02 Oct 2012

£3m funding boost for ImmunoBiology as it progresses to human clinical trials for a universal meningitis vaccine

YFM Equity Partners through its managed fund, British Smaller Companies VCT2 plc, has invested £0.9m as part of a £3m further round of funding into ImmunoBiology Ltd (ImmBio), a Cambridge based biotechnology company which has developed a new patented platform technology to produce vaccines that can protect against infectious diseases. As part of the deal, YFM Equity Partners has introduced an experienced non-executive Chairman to the business, John Lambert, former president of Chiron Vaccines (now Novartis Vaccines).

13 Jul 2012

£1m finance boost by The North West Fund for Development Capital for Bolton’s UK Finance Online

The North West Fund for Development Capital (NWFDC), which is managed by YFM Equity Partners, has invested £1m of mezzanine finance into UK Finance Online Limited (UKFOL), which trades as Money Health Check, a business that handles claims from the mis-selling of Payment Protection Insurance Policies (PPI). This is the sixth investment that YFM Equity Partners has made from The North West Fund for Development Capital and its first in Bolton.

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