Fuelling the engine of growth

Growth capital for small and mid-sized businesses

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BGF is the most active equity investor in the UK and Ireland. We exist to provide long-term, minority investment and value creation support to growing companies.

Where we specialise

We work with entrepreneurs and management teams across the UK and Ireland to drive strong, sustainable growth:

Early-stage battery startup and UCL spinout Gaussion
Early Stage

Supporting climate, deep tech and life sciences ventures.

Vikki Jackson-Smith, Founder of J&B Recycling
Private SMEs

Providing long-term, minority capital and expert support to ambitious businesses across the UK and Ireland.

Artisanal Spirits Company: Scotch Malt Whisky Society's new members rooms, Bath Street, Glasgow.
AIM-Listed

Helping small cap quoted companies to scale.

Partners in growth

Our investment model is purpose-built for SMEs looking to scale-up. We support entrepreneurs throughout the growth journey, taking a truly patient approach to investing. We never take a controlling equity stake, and have experienced teams in every region of the UK and Ireland, with strong links to local and global business communities.

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Chase family in the potato fields at Chase Distillery

Unlocking potential

Since 2011, we’ve invested nearly £4bn in patient, minority capital, including more than £1bn of follow-on funding. We’ve also provided significant value creation support, specific to the needs of portfolio companies. In doing so, we’ve helped hundreds of businesses to unlock their growth potential.

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Claudia Harris OBE, CEO at Makers, asking a question at BGF's 2023 Growth Forum
  • “BGF has been a valuable strategic partner, providing far more than just money.”
    Tom Dalby, CEO at Blue Light Card
  • “I would take investment from BGF every day of the week.”
    Eamon Donnelly, Co-Founder of Uform
  • “BGF offered us the perfect combination of patient capital, insight, and support.”
    Vikki Jackson-Smith, Founder of J&B Recycling