YFM Equity Partners (YFM) is continuing to expand its team with investment associate Zach Francis joining the firm which has offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Reading.
Francis joins from Red Lion Group, a collection of boutique pubs and coaching inns, where he spent the last year working in the corporate development team. Prior to that, he spent ten years with wealth and accountancy services firm Smith & Williamson (now Evelyn Partners); having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the firm, he went on to work in its mergers and acquisitions division, latterly as an associate.
This latest appointment follows YFM’s continued expansion which has seen its recent investment in funding the primary buyout of SOS Leak Detection, a Bedfordshire-headquartered provider of non-destructive escape of water detection and remedial services working primarily with the insurance sector. It has also made a multi-million pound follow on investment in Bournemouth-based film and TV visual effects company Outpost VFX, as well as the successful realisation of YFM’s investment in rubber-to-metal bonded components and rail suspension systems, Ferrabyrne Holdings, based in Littlehampton.