YFM Equity Partners (YFM) has appointed Laura Sisson as an investment manager. Sisson, who is based in company’s Manchester office will support YFM’s investment team in the origination of new growth capital and buyout opportunities, predominantly in the North West.Laura joins from KPMG’s transaction services team in Manchester, where she worked with management teams and private equity firms on a wide range of mid-market transactions, predominantly in the business services and industrial sectors.
Andy Thomas, partner at YFM, says: “We’re pleased to welcome Laura to the team at YFM as we continue to build our presence in the North West. Despite the current difficult circumstances, we’re committed to continuing our new investment activity and this appointment is an important part of helping unlock new growth capital and buyout opportunities across the region.”
Laura Sisson says: “This is a really exciting time to be joining YFM. I look forward to learning from such a well-regarded team and supporting its continued success in partnering with ambitious growth businesses and management teams nationwide.”
Dan Freed, partner at YFM, adds: “We have invested significantly in our team in recent months as we engage with an increasing number of entrepreneurial businesses which are seeking funding to support their growth plans and realise their potential. We are confident that we will see strong propositions from businesses that are demonstrating resilience and adapting to the new environment.”
YFM typically invests between GBP3 million and GBP10 million per transaction into businesses with strong growth potential located across the UK regions through YFM’s network of offices in London, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham.