YSC is the leading independent provider of leadership strategy consulting and management assessment services, in a large global market estimated to be worth c.£1.8bn and growing at around 10% per annum. Headquartered in London, YSC has a global reach with 18 further offices in EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pacific. It delivers its strongly differentiated service through over 100 highly qualified consultants and a network of associates who provide flexibility and scalability. Graphite backed a strong management team with a track record of client acquisition and retention. YSC’s blue-chip, international customer base is highly diversified with almost 60% of its clients in the FTSE 350 or Fortune 500. Clients include BP, Diageo, Facebook, gsk, HSBC and Qantas. Graphite is supporting YSC’s rapid expansion in the US and is also focused on the opportunity to further penetrate the global private equity market. YSC’s scalable technology platform adds to its outstanding consultancy service range, creating significant scope for an effective offering in an increasingly globalised and highly fragmented market. The business is growing strongly organically and is considering strategic acquisitions to drive greater geographic coverage, deeper sector penetration, or as a complement to the existing service range.