Octopus extends tentacles to Leeds

UK investor Octopus Private Equity has opened its first regional office in Leeds.

The new office is headed up by Richard Taylor, who has operated in the Northern market for nearly 15 years. Prior to joining Octopus in July 2006, Taylor spent seven years working for Yorkshire Fund Managers (YFM), preceding this he was with Deloitte.

Taylor said: “The opening of an office in Leeds will allow us to further build upon our successes, as well as demonstrating an ongoing commitment to the region. Yorkshire is undoubtedly a very exciting market and we have recognised that there are huge opportunities across the region, so we are looking forward to identifying and developing them over the coming months.”