Yorkshire Premier Meat

In March 2022, we completed the acquisition of the UK’s leading specialist B2B processor and supplier of value-added meat ingredients, Yorkshire Premier Meat (YPM).

Headquartered in South Kirkby, West Yorkshire, YPM processes and supplies a range of meat ingredients into producers of ready meals, canned goods and savoury pasties/pies as well as the rapidly expanding direct to consumer box meal market. YPM’s unique offering gives high flexibility of supply with unrivalled levels of customer service across multiple proteins with exceptional product quality and integrity.

Endless backed the existing management team of Ed Lake, Stirling Oswin and Tariq Habib, who will continue to lead the business, driving its growth plans and exploring further targeted M&A opportunities with Endless’ backing. The investment is the second from Endless’ £400m Fund V and follows previous food manufacturing investments such as Hovis, Bright Blue Foods and Karro

The deal was led by Endless Manchester Partner Tom Jack (who has joined YPM’s board) supported by James Warburton, Sian Banton and David Isaacs

Tom Jack, Partner at Endless LLP said: “YPM is a market-leading business with unique capabilities and a commitment to outstanding service. Endless was able to offer shareholders a rapid, highly deliverable transaction despite the ongoing economic and political environment – closing the deal only four weeks from agreeing outline terms.  We believe this is a business with fantastic potential and we’re delighted to be supporting Ed, Stirling and Tariq on the next stage of their journey”.

CEO Ed Lake said: “We’re excited to be partnering with Endless as YPM enters the next chapter of its successful history.  We were impressed by Endless’ strong track record of investing in food manufacturing businesses and look forward to working with them to drive growth as we continue to service our loyal customers with the highest standards of service and product quality”.