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BGF appoints investor to Midlands team

BGF News 04.06.2022
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BGF has strengthened its Midlands team, with the appointment of Adam Huckerby as Investor.

Adam joins BGF from Foresight Group, where he spent over three years in the private equity team, investing in East Midlands-based SMEs across a variety of sectors. Prior to this, Adam spent six years in PwC’s restructuring team in the Midlands.

At BGF Adam is based in the Nottingham office and will be responsible for all aspects of the investment process, from originating and executing new investments to supporting management teams of portfolio companies.

Seb Saywood, investor in the [East] Midlands, said: “We’re delighted to welcome someone of Adam’s calibre to BGF. Our investor team plays a vital role in identifying exciting and entrepreneurial businesses, ripe for growth. Adam is an excellent addition to our team – someone who understands the nuances of the [East] Midlands market and our desire to support forward-thinking companies that are eager to scale up with the support of a minority investor firmly focused on taking a patient and long-term outlook to growth.”

Recent deals led by the Midlands team include the £11 million investment in wearable technology brand, MyZone, and the multi-million pound investment into Alliance Transport Technologies (ATT).

Adam commented: “BGF’s approach to providing minority, flexible investments can be instrumental in helping management teams fulfil their exciting growth plans. I am delighted to be supporting the diverse, ambitious businesses we are privileged to have in our local region.”

Adam’s appointment follows the arrival of David Bellis as investor. He joined at the end of 2021, bringing more than eight years’ corporate and M&A advisory experience to the role, having previously worked at Alantra Corporate Finance and PwC.