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YFM appoints investment director

YFM Equity Partners has appointed Andy Thomas as investment director.

Based in the Manchester office, Thomas will be focussed on sourcing and leading new investments as part of the Northern team led by David Gee.
Thomas joins from Maven Capital Partners, where he helped to establish the Greater Manchester Loan Fund as well as undertaking private equity and VCT investments.
Prior to Maven, Thomas worked at RBS in various structured finance roles, most recently leading the Williams and Glyn corporate transactions team.
David Hall, managing director of YFM, says: “Andy has considerable experience successfully originating and executing new deals and subsequently managing these investments. Opportunities for UK investment are steadily growing, as evidenced by the recent close of our first buy-out fund, YFMEP 2016; Andy is a great addition as we continue to strengthen the YFM team to harness such investments.”
Thomas adds: “YFM has an impressive footprint in the private equity and VCT market and I am delighted to be joining the team to help further grow the firm’s portfolio. The market is rife with businesses looking to develop their potential and I look forward to sourcing the most promising opportunities and leading these investments.”

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