We actively look for opportunities to invest in or acquire business assets – particularly for private equity investment.

We utilise our contacts, analysis and insights supported by our advisory board of industry experts to identify quality opportunities.

Investment Criteria

Our investment criteria helps us quickly assess whether a business suits private equity investment or strategic owners.

  • Well established company – meaningful market share, EBITDA $5m plus, operating in a sizable and growing industry
  • Unique competitive advantages – brands, products, distribution, scale, IP
  • Forecast growth in revenues and profits underpinning future cash flows – ideally with history of growth
  • High quality management (or can be identified externally) with a clear strategy to grow business and profit
  • Risks to the business achieving its plans are identifiable and manageable

We are not restricted by mandate requirements, so we can consider a range of situations, including:

  • Minority and majority equity positions
  • Cornerstone investments
  • Management buy-ins or buy-outs
  • Acquisition of orphan assets out of large corporates
  • Total control scenarios.

We find smaller, younger businesses more suitable to venture capital, although we may consider smaller sizes for rollup opportunities.

Key Industries of Interest
  • Business services – particularly within regulated industries
  • Industrial products and services
  • Financial products and services
  • Health products and services
  • Consumer products and services
  • Retailing and wholesaling
  • Chemicals and materials
  • Manufacturing in selected industries
  • Transportation
  • Education.

We normally co-invest alongside our investors, as do our associates. It aligns our interests with investors to provide quality opportunities.

Learn more about Our Experience.

“The insights and sound advice Yorkway Partners provided us was second to none. They took the time to get to know us and delivered the right solution for our unique situation in a discreet and timely manner.”

John CrollChief Executive Officer, iSentia (formerly Media Monitors)

“We have invested in two businesses where we have partnered with Yorkway Partners, happily both meeting expectations. Yorkway’s strategic and commercial expertise adds value in identifying and growing good businesses and I like that they always invest alongside us and help build and deliver the strategic plan.”

Greg SmithExecutive Director, Champ Ventures

“We were impressed with Yorkway’s deep understanding of our business, our industry and our strategic direction. They found the perfect private equity partner to take Coverforce to the next phase of growth. I would not hesitate in recommending Yorkway as exceptional advisors and partners.”

Jim AngelisChief Executive Officer, Coverforce

“Yorkway Partners are professionals I like to work with. When Yorkway approached me about becoming Executive Chair of Ansett Aviation I had to consider it. Their research and analysis demonstrated the exciting growth potential of the business and provided me with a hands-on opportunity to leverage my interest in SME business.”

Margaret JacksonExecutive Chairman, Ansett Aviation

“Yorkway restructured our capital base and invested in our business. Their commitment to understanding our needs has been instrumental in shaping a successful growth strategy for BMT. Approachable, reliable, and with a genuine interest in our business, Yorkway has opened up important growth opportunities for BMT Tax Depreciation which we would not have otherwise had.”

Brad BeerBMT Tax Depreciation

“I wanted a trusted advisor to help get the ‘right’ partner for a roll-up scenario and I knew Yorkway Partners would deliver the ‘necessary smart capital’ we truly needed. The Icon of today has grown exponentially into a large diversified business.”

Eric DoddDirector, Icon Cancer Care

“The investment opportunities that Yorkway has presented to me have been very well considered with a compelling investment thesis. Yorkway’s combination of business and investment expertise means that both aspects are comprehensively addressed in their investment opportunities.”

Yorkway Private Investor

“Yorkway’s depth of commercial experience along with their investment and deal experience sets them apart. We’re always happy to pay a fair price for a good business. Paul Batchelor and the Yorkway team consistently present Quadrant Private Equity with quality businesses that meet our investment criteria and demonstrate their commitment by always co-investing.”

Chris HadleyExecutive Chairman, Quadrant Private Equity

“The Yorkway strategic partnership brings a great blend of strategic and business experience, networks and capital to help corporatise our business and accelerate our growth plans.”

Justin EpsteinExecutive DIrector, One Investment Group

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An independent boutique investment firm that invests in midsize private, high growth companies. MORE