YFM Equity Partners has hired Gavin Chadwick as a portfolio director.
Chadwick joins from Ardenton Capital where he was director of strategic development, responsible for a portfolio of operating companies in the UK, providing strategic support across all core business functions.
In his new role, Gavin will work on YFM’s portfolio team in the management of its investee companies as the firm continues to deploy its second buyout fund.
David Bell, partner and head of portfolio at YFM, said, “2021 has been another busy year for us with YFM continuing to support over 35 portfolio businesses as they have adapted to the post-Covid environment with its challenges and opportunities. The arrival of such an experienced professional as Gavin is a welcome addition to the team as we continue to support fast-growing businesses across the UK.”
Chadwick commented, “As well as having a fantastic reputation as a supportive and forward-looking investment partner, YFM has an exciting and diverse portfolio from high-growth SaaS ventures to a health and fitness nutrition business. At a time of so much change, I am looking forward to using my experience and expertise to drive the growth of our investee businesses.”
Andy Thomas, partner in the North West, said, “We are looking forward to backing even more North West businesses and Gavin’s recruitment adds further strength and depth to the team based here as we build relationships with management teams and their advisers in the region. We are excited that he will be joining us at our new home in Manchester – a modern, centrally located office space where colleagues, clients and contacts can safely come together to work and collaborate.”