6 May 2020
YFM Equity Partners (YFM) is continuing to expand its team with the appointment of Laura Sisson as investment manager. Based in the firm’s Manchester office, Laura will support YFM’s investment team in the origination of new growth capital and buyout opportunities, predominantly in the North West.
Laura joins from KPMG’s transaction services team in Manchester, where she worked with management teams and private equity firms on a wide range of mid-market transactions, in the business services and industrial sectors.
Andy Thomas, partner at YFM in Manchester, said: “We’re pleased to welcome Laura to the team at YFM as we continue to build our presence in the North West. Despite the current difficult circumstances, we’re committed to continuing our new investment activity and this appointment is an important part of helping unlock new growth capital and buyout opportunities across the region.”
Laura Sisson said: “This is a really exciting time to be joining YFM. I look forward to learning from such a well-regarded team and supporting its continued success in partnering with ambitious growth businesses and management teams nationwide.”
Dan Freed, partner at YFM, added: “We have invested significantly in our team in recent months as we engage with an increasing number of entrepreneurial businesses which are seeking funding to support their growth plans and realise their potential. We are confident that we will see strong propositions from businesses that are demonstrating resilience and adapting to the new environment.”