YFM Equity Partners, a private equity firm based in the United Kingdom, has expanded its team through the appointment of Nick Holt as a portfolio director.

Going forward, Holt will join the Thames Valley team and will work to strengthen the firm’s portfolio team. Holt joins the firm following his time at Gems Education, a K-12 education provider, where he was a member of the management team and responsible for corporate development and operations. Additionally, Holt has 13 years of experience in private equity across a spectrum of sectors and markets.

“Having worked with some of the members of the YFM team previously, I am genuinely excited to be joining a dynamic team who form strong relationships with the management teams they support,” commented Holt.

“As we celebrate 40 years of supporting fast-growing businesses across the UK, we are continuing to build our team with experts like Nick who have the experience to partner with our 44 portfolio businesses and support their management teams to succeed,” added David Bell, partner- head of portfolio at YFM.