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Our Corporate Finance team advises YFM Equity Partners on their investment in London Drainage Facilities

27 April 2023

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Our Corporate Finance team are pleased to announce their role as corporate finance adviser to YFM Equity Partners (‘YFM’) on their investment in London Drainage Facilities (‘LDF’). 

London Drainage Facilities is a leading provider of planned and emergency drain repair services led by Danny Fuller and Lucie Fuller.  With a mission of providing fast, high-quality, first-time fix drainage services, LDF has built an impressive base of hospitality, facilities & property management, social housing, education and healthcare customers. Headquartered in Essex, LDF provides its services to London and the South East.

Danny Fuller, Managing Director of LDF commented: “We are very proud of LDF’s journey to date, but our partnership with YFM is about taking the business to the next level. YFM’s experience in scaling similar businesses is what we have been looking for. YFM has also spent considerable time getting to know us and our business, so we are pleased to welcome them on board not only as an investor but also as a partner, who can help us realise our vision and ambition and we look forward to the next chapter.”

YFM Equity Partners has been investing in growing businesses in the UK since 1982 and has a strong track record of supporting businesses in the Technical Services space. David Wrench, Investment Partner at YFM commented, “LDF is a high-quality specialist with an impressive track record. The company has demonstrated strong growth year on year and we have been impressed with Danny and his team and their deep sector knowledge and commercial approach. Our investment is about unlocking LDF’s potential, and we are excited to be supporting with this.”

“It was a pleasure to work with Stuart Williams, Jack Griggs and the team at James Cowper Kreston Corporate Finance again – they offered invaluable support and advice throughout the transaction, and their experience advising companies in the Technical Services sector was of significant benefit to both YFM and LDF. We look forward to working with them again.” said David.

Stuart Williams, Partner and Head of Corporate Finance at James Cowper Kreston commented, “We are delighted to have advised YFM Equity Partners on another transaction in the Technical Services sector.  Lucie and Danny have built a fantastic business in LDF, and we look forward to continuing to work with both LDF and YFM as they build on their market-leading service offering in drainage repair. This is James Cowper Kreston Corporate Finance team’s fourth completion in the last 9 months in the fragmented FM & Technical Services space.''

Advisers to YFM Equity Partners alongside James Cowper Kreston Corporate Finance were Birketts LLP, PMSI Strategy LLP, HMT LLP, Grant Thornton LLP and Continuum Ventures. 

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