Friska’s £3 Million Round Funding


TLT has advised private equity fund manager YFM Equity Partners on its £3m investment in healthy-eating fast-food chain, Friska.

The investment was made by YFM’s British Smaller Companies Venture Capital Trusts alongside ongoing support from Santander.

The fast-growing Bristol-headquartered food chain – which has nine outlets across Bristol, Birmingham and Luton Airport and was founded by Ed Brown and Griff Holland on the principle of delivering ‘feel good food’ – expects to turn over £4.6m this year. The deal will enable the business to embark on its ambitious growth plans and to roll the brand out into new cities across the UK. The business has already announced plans to open outlets in Manchester in the coming months.

The TLT team was jointly led by partner and head of private equity Jon Gill (Picture) and corporate associate Nina Searle, and involved support from across TLT’s service lines, particularly TLT’s dedicated retail and leisure property team.

Involved fees earner: Jon Gill – TLT LLP; Nina Searle – TLT LLP;

Law Firms: TLT LLP;

Clients: YFM Equity Partners Limited;