Specialists in rubber to metal components for the rail industry



Advanced manufacturing



Deal type

Growth Capital & Management Buyout

Investment size


Investment date(s)




"The rail market is growing strongly and with the backing of YFM we are ideally positioned to take advantage of this opportunity to supply train manufacturers and maintenance operations in the UK and abroad. We have invested heavily in our core business and are excited to be working under new ownership as we enter the next stage for our business."

Ken Horton, MD of 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
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