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YFM Equity hires Barclays executive James Savage

YFM Equity Partners hired James Savage as portfolio director to focus on managing the firm’s growth and buyout investments on the team led by David Bell. Savage joins from Barclay’s Principal Investments team, where he was a vice president.

Press Release

YFM Equity Partners (YFM) has today announced the appointment of James Savage as Portfolio Director. Based in the London office, James will focus on actively managing YFM’s growth and buy-out investments as part of the portfolio team led by David Bell.

With over 12 years’ industry experience, James joins from Barclays’ Principal Investments team (formerly Barclays Ventures) where he was Vice President, working on a range of transaction types, situations and across sectors with a primary focus on value creation and realisation. Prior to this he advised private equity sponsors and management teams at BDO LLP.

David Hall, Managing Director of YFM said:
“We continue to see increasing opportunities to invest in the UK lower mid-market and, off the back of a strong 2016, we look forward to building on our success. James boasts a wealth of experience in our industry and will be a welcome addition to the London team.”

James Savage added:
“I have long been impressed with YFM’s expertise in the private equity space and am delighted to join the team to help manage and grow the businesses in which we invest. Amid market uncertainty, there is a wide range of opportunity for smaller British businesses and I look forward to securing and developing these.”

About YFM Equity Partners
YFM Equity Partners are leading independently owned private equity investors. With over 30 years of experience we seek to unlock value and growth potential by providing up to £10 million of equity to fuel the development of established business throughout the UK regions. We do this by helping our portfolio companies grow niche businesses, launch new initiatives, make transformative acquisitions and upgrade technologies and systems. Through our offices in Leeds, London, Manchester, Birmingham and Sheffield, we are dedicated to working alongside management teams to create long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in and a positive economic impact for the communities in which we work. We advise and manage approaching £225 million of funds.

YFM Equity Partners conducts its investment business through its subsidiary YFM Private Equity Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 122120).
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