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Past Press Releases - Yorkshire Fund Managers Ltd

February 11, 2010
YFM Funds back US acquisition
Following its backing of the management buyout of Fishawack Communications two years ago, funds managed by YFM Private Equity (Chandos Fund and British Smaller Companies VCT) have invested follow-on funding of £600k to support the acquisition of Nexus Communications, a Philadelphia based medical communications agency. More

November 16, 2009
Third round funding from YFM Group for OchreSoft
The YFM Group managed South West Ventures Fund (SWVF) is pleased to announce further investment for specialist workflow and content management tool provider, Swindon-based OchreSoft Technologies. More

November 9, 2009
Cornish Sea Salt Co secures third round funding from YFM Group
The YFM Group managed South West Ventures Fund has confirmed a further investment in Porthkerris – based Cornish Sea Salt Co, the UK’s first sea salt plant that harvests direct from the ocean. More

October 12, 2009
All power to regional businesses - as they deliver 6 realisations in 3 months 10x capital
We’re not sure about green shoots but what a three months for regional businesses at the forefront of UK growth. More

September 25, 2009
11x return as YFM funds exit DXS
Manchester based personalised medicine company DXS has been sold to international sample and assay technology giant Qiagen. More

August 19, 2009
YFM Private Equity appoints David Bell as portfolio director
YFM Group, the most active investor in UK SMEs, has announced the appointment of David Bell as YFM Private Equity’s Portfolio Director. More

December 10, 2008
YFM backs Digital Healthcare in £2.6m deal
YFM Group managed British Smaller Technology Companies VCT2, has provided Digital Healthcare with £510,000 as part of a £2.6m round, to fund expansion of its core products and services in its existing markets and to broaden the Company’s International presence. More

October 23, 2008
YFM Group backed businesses better placed to weather the economic storm
Businesses backed by YFM Group funds are better placed than many to weather the current economic uncertainties, thanks to the significant funds available to invest in them and the latest insight provided to them by the Bank of England into the potential impact on small business of the current economic trends. More

September 8, 2008
Devon company secures investment from YFM Group to meet demand for hemp seed products
A North Devon company which supplies premium hemp seed oils and dressings to major supermarket chains such as Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsbury’s has secured investment from the YFM Group-managed South West Ventures Fund to drive sales of its GOOD OIL range. More

November 1, 2007
Chandos Fund Second Closing Marks Continued Growth of UK’s Most Active Equity Investor
YFM Private Equity is delighted to announce the successful second closing of its Chandos Fund at £37 million. More


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