Private equity and venture Capital Finance Director Marcus Karia (pictured) has joined YFM Equity Partners (YFM) as Chief Financial Officer.
Joining YFM as a partner, Marcus will work across YFM’s offices in London, Leeds, Manchester, Reading, and Birmingham. Over the last 13 years, he has held roles across the fund management industry, including with Bridges Fund Management and with LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group.
Most recently, Marcus was Group Finance Director of London Stock Exchange-listed venture capital firm Arix Bioscience plc, dealing with all aspects of its operations and overseeing finance, portfolio monitoring, and analysis and IT. Having joined the company soon after it was founded in 2016, he led the development of the group’s operations, as well as supporting Arix through its IPO.
Marcus is qualified as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant, having trained with PwC.
In his new role, Marcus will be overseeing all of the business’ finances, and financial reporting on its managed VCTs and buyout funds.