2 May 2017
Now in their sixteenth year, The Private Equity Awards – hosted by Reals Deals, are the oldest, most respected accolades bestowed on the private equity industry and those that advise it. Working with Cass Business School and a judging panel of leading industry practitioners, these Awards stand apart in both rigour and prestige. Whilst being the oldest awards they are pre-dated by the winner of the UK Small deal of the year YFM Equity Partners’ investment in GO Outdoors.
“Go Outdoors is an exceptional business and was a major disruptor in the outdoor market, being the first to dominate the out of town market, the first to introduce a paid for discount card, and the first to offer everything for the outdoors under one roof. We were delighted to support Go on its journey from its first superstore to market leader over 18 years. Our 37x return shows what patient capital can achieve.” Paul Cannings, Director, YFM Equity Partners.
The judges commented on the award: “An incredible IRR after a long hold reflect the great work the business has done”