YFM welcomes new investment director

Roshan Puri

YFM Equity Partners, a private equity provider with offers in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and London, has appointed Roshan Puri as an investment director.

Mr Puri joins from Calculus Capital where he invested in companies across the software, business services and consumer sectors.

He also sat on various boards helping investee companies deliver their growth plans and realise value. Roshan’s previous investments include the workforce optimisation software business ActiveOps, digital asset management software company IPV and marketing agency Once Upon a Time.

“It’s great that we are welcoming Roshan as the second new recruit to join the YFM investment team this month,” said partner Jamie Roberts.

“Roshan has significant experience, particularly in the tech sector, which will help us accelerate the investment rate from our recently raised £80 million Buyout Fund II and our growth capital focused VCTs.

“The committed capital across both of our investment strategies means that we remain very much open for business and are still actively looking for new investments.

“Throughout YFM’s 38-year history of supporting SMEs, we have invested through various economic cycles and growing our team reflects our commitment to continuing to do that.”

YFM typically invests between £3 million and £10 million per transaction into businesses with strong growth potential located across the UK regions through its office network.