YFM has been backing teams and investing in small businesses across the UK since 1982, helping them scale up, grow faster and navigate through ownership change. With over £300m of funds under management, we are looking to invest in:

We initially invest £2-6m
into business to help them grow faster and have capacity for follow on investment.

This could be for recruiting more team members, investing in product development or opening overseas offices.

For YFM to invest, we ideally like to see at least £1m of sales in the last 12 months.
We invest £3-10m
including capacity for follow on, into business to support ownership change transactions.

This could be for a management buyout or providing equity release to existing shareholders or funding an acquisition.

For YFM to invest, we ideally like to see at least £1m of profits in the last 12 months.

“I would like to personally thank YFM, for their active involvement, strategic advice and continued support which, in partnership with our exiting founders John Graham and Paul Caplan has helped to grow GO Outdoors into the UK’s largest outdoor retailer”

Chris Matthews, CEO of GO Outdoors

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“GTK has grown tremendously since the MBO, driven by a continued investment in sales reach, operational capabilities and international expansion. It has been a great journey to go on with YFM who have been the supportive partner they said they would be.”

John Morath, CEO of GTK

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