Investing in growing business

Unlocking small business potential

Achieving success with entrepreneurs

Funding for ambitious teams

Creating value for investors

Transforming small businesses since 1982

Small businesses power the UK economy through innovation and growth. We have a long track record of backing management teams to deliver on their ambition and create lasting value.

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The Entrepreneur Economy is a key driver of growth in the UK, and a major contributor to GDP. For too long, this vital cohort of UK businesses has been overlooked, inaccurately measured or lumped in with the catch-all term “SMEs”, which fails to distinguish between ‘one-person bands’ and companies with genuine growth prospects.

Our people

YFM Equity Partners has regional offices across the UK and is proud to be independently owned by the senior management and investment team.

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Our investments

The Protein Works

“Partnering with YFM will help us to make this unique brand truly global and give millions more the opportunity to snack healthy on everything from Protein Crunkies to Loaded Nut Butters.”

Mark Coxhead, co-founder and MD of The Protein Works

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Our investments


“The growth we’ve achieved since the YFM investment has put FourNet at the leading edge of a rapidly developing sector. YFM have been a fantastic, supportive and flexible partner who have given FourNet the space to grow in recent years and particularly over the last year. As the FourNet team approaches the next stage in our development, we are in an excellent place from which to continue on our current strong trajectory.”

Richard Pennington, CEO of FourNet

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Our investments


“YFM was unique amongst the private equity firms we met in understanding the immense opportunities that stem from delivering cutting-edge structured data integration capabilities for the growing number of businesses, large and small, that are exploiting cloud-based database technology.”

Matthew Scullion, MD of Matillion

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Our investments


“We chose YFM as our partner as we felt they shared our ambition to grow the business in the right way to maintain the culture and the brand.”

Emma Reynolds, co-founder of Tonkotsu

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