YFM Equity Partners has appointed experienced private equity and venture capital finance director Marcus Karia as chief financial officer.

Marcus Karia will join YFM as a partner bringing experience to oversee all of the business’ finances and financial reporting on its managed VCTS and buyout funds.

Prior to joining the firm, Karia held roles across the fund management industry including Bridges Fund Management and LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. Most recently, Karia was the group finance director of venture capital firm Arix Bioscience plc, dealing with all aspects of its operations and portfolio.

“Having spent his entire career working in venture capital and private equity, Marcus has broad experience of the sector, from mid-market through to public companies,” added David Hall, managing director of YFM.