Specialists in rubber to metal components for the rail industry



Advanced manufacturing



Deal type

Growth Capital & Management Buyout

Investment size

£3m - 1.8x Return

Investment date(s)

2016 - 2022



"YFM have been a consistent and constructive partner over the last few years, supporting the team in its strategic thinking, the steps needed to weather the pandemic and the exit process. Their funding has allowed our team to take the business to the next level – and this transaction is an exciting and important step for the future development of Ferrabyrne. Our team is looking forward to realising the enhanced opportunities and synergy within the Dellner Group"

Ken Horton, CEO, Ferrabyrne

The business

  • Designs and manufactures technical service systems and rubber-to-metal components for the rail industry
  • A specialist supplier to global rail businesses with customers including Bombardier, Hitachi, Siemens and TFL
  • Headquartered in Littlehampton, West Sussex with employees across the globe

The strategy

  • Back the management team of a mature business with a strong reputation in its field
  • Take advantage of increasing investment in rail infrastructure, both in the UK and in developing economies
  • Capitalise on the firm’s market-leading status and broaden existing customer relationships

The developments

  • Invested in systems, processes and new technologies
  • Strengthened the management team with Chairman, Sales Director and FD
  • Expanded its global footprint by establishing operations in China and India
  • Sold in 2022 with a record order book to Dellner Polymer Solutions
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