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Portfolio Exits

1

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Birmingham City Council launched a Business Loan Fund in January 2010, an initiative offering a £10 million package of loans to small and medium businesses (SMEs) based in Birmingham. The loan will support a diverse range of solid profitable Birmingham companies which have previously been unable to access funding.

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Baskerville House Centenary Square

Birmingham, B1 2ND,

United Kingdom

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Another dealmaker joins YFM as it builds its presence across the Midlands

Jan 5, 2022

Another dealmaker joins YFM as it builds its presence across the Midlands 5 January 2022 Experienced investor, lender and adviser Stephen Murray has joined YFM Equity Partners, which has offices in Birmingham, London, Leeds, Manchester and Reading, as investment director to strengthen the firm’s support for fast-growing businesses across the Midlands. With more than 20 years’ experience, Stephen is an ICAEW chartered accountant who started his career with Mazars, moving to EY and KPMG in advisory roles, before moving to the Royal Bank of Scotland. He also spent three years with Finance Birmingham as an investment director, making investments into SMEs across the region before spending two years as an investor with BGF. For the last two years, Stephen has been supporting local SMEs with fund-raising, acquisitions and strategic advice. Stephen will be based at YFM’s new central Birmingham office at 102 Colmore Row. YFM plans to grow its presence in the city and will be expanding the team in the coming months. As a well-known dealmaker, Stephen will use his extensive network of contacts across the region to generate investment opportunities for YFM with dynamic businesses throughout the Midlands. “We believe that fast-growing businesses in the Midlands seeking funding of between £2m and £10m can be best served by locally-based investors with real insight into the regional market,” explains YFM partner Ian Waterfield. “With his track record of successful investing and lending, as well as local knowledge, Stephen has the skills and experience to deliver YFM’s regional model in the Midlands. He has the network and credibility to create strong deal flow for YFM.” David Hall, managing director of YFM comments: “Having originated and executed deals for more than 20 years, Stephen is a great fit for the team and will play a key role in building our profile in the Midlands. With over £400m of funds focused on backing entrepreneurs and fueling growth, expanding in Birmingham is a must as we seek to support the innovative businesses that the region produces.” Stephen adds: “I’ve spent a long time with the YFM team and like their approachable attitude – they know what they’re doing and have the sort of personalities that fit well with SME management teams. I also like their supportive approach. “YFM focuses on a really exciting part of the market where their funding and support can have a real impact on business growth, and I feel it is a real positive that YFM are committed to having a local footprint across the regions. The firm has a great pedigree of investing in scaling high growth businesses and this is a fantastic opportunity to support some of the region’s most innovative companies.” Latest news

Finance Birmingham Investments

12 Investments

Finance Birmingham has made 12 investments. Their latest investment was in HelloDone as part of their Seed on January 1, 2020.

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Finance Birmingham Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

1/21/2020

Seed

HelloDone

$3M

Yes

3

5/21/2019

Loan

Raildiary

$0.84M

Yes

1

3/22/2018

Debt

Richborough Estates

Yes

1

11/15/2017

Growth Equity

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$99M

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10

11/1/2017

Unattributed

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$99M

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10

Date

1/21/2020

5/21/2019

3/22/2018

11/15/2017

11/1/2017

Round

Seed

Loan

Debt

Growth Equity

Unattributed

Company

HelloDone

Raildiary

Richborough Estates

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Amount

$3M

$0.84M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

3

1

1

10

10

Finance Birmingham Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Finance Birmingham has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was eTech on February 12, 2018.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

2/12/2018

Acquired

$99M

1

Date

2/12/2018

Exit

Acquired

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

Sources

1

Finance Birmingham Team

1 Team Member

Finance Birmingham has 1 team member, including current Chief Executive Officer, Sue Summers.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Sue Summers

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Name

Sue Summers

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Status

Current

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