YFM Equity Partners appoints Investment Manager

YFM Equity Partners (YFM) has appointed Aaron Lowery as Investment Manager. Based in the Leeds office, Lowery will focus on supporting YFM’s new investment activity, working with the existing team to deploy funds into growing businesses at points of transformational change.

Lowery’s appointment comes following a record year of investment activity for YFM, with investments in The Protein Works and Professional Music Technology from its Buyout Fund I, marking the eighth and ninth investments from the fund, as well as new scale up capital investments in Frescobol Carioca, Elucidat, Wooshi, Tonkotsu, Sharpcloud, and Panintelligence from its two advised VCTs completed in 2019.

Aaron joins from EY’s Transaction Services team in Leeds, where he worked closely with management teams and entrepreneurs on a range of transactions, primarily in the industrial and consumer products sectors.

Ian Waterfield, Partner at YFM, says: “Aaron is an important addition to the Leeds YFM team.  We are experiencing increasing levels of opportunity to provide funding to regional businesses, particularly in our core investment range of GBP2 million-GBP10 million. Aaron’s experience will be invaluable as we look to deploy our growing funds under management.”

Lowery says: “I am excited to be joining such a strong, active firm at a time when prospects for businesses in the region are very good.  I’m looking forward to being part of the continued success of YFM and relishing the opportunity to meet interesting businesses and ultimately work alongside ambitious and dynamic management teams.”