James Savage joins YFM Equity Partners
YFM Equity Partners has appointed James Savage as portfolio director.
Based in the London office, he will focus on actively managing YFM’s growth and buy-out investments as part of the portfolio team led by David Bell.
With over 12 years’ industry experience, Savage joins from Barclays’ Principal Investments team (formerly Barclays Ventures) where he was vice president, working on a range of transaction types, situations and across sectors with a primary focus on value creation and realisation. Prior to this he advised private equity sponsors and management teams at BDO.
David Hall, managing director of YFM, says: “We continue to see increasing opportunities to invest in the UK lower mid-market and, off the back of a strong 2016, we look forward to building on our success. James boasts a wealth of experience in our industry and will be a welcome addition to the London team.”
Savage adds: “I have long been impressed with YFM’s expertise in the private equity space and am delighted to join the team to help manage and grow the businesses in which we invest. Amid market uncertainty, there is a wide range of opportunity for smaller British businesses and I look forward to securing and developing these.”