Andy Thomas has been appointed Investment Director at YFM Equity Partners.
He will be based at the firm’s Manchester office, and will focus on sourcing and leading new investments as part of the Northern team effort led by David Gee.
Thomas joins from Maven Capital Partners, where he helped establish the Greater Manchester Loan Fund as well as undertaking private equity and VCT investments. Before Maven, he worked at RBS in various structured finance roles, most recently leading the Williams and Glyn Corporate Transactions Team.
Managing Director of YFM David Hall said: “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 added: “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.”