BGF has bolstered its Quoted team with the appointment of Simon Blackaby as an investor.
Simon joins from the EMEA Equity Capital Markets team at Jefferies International and will be working with Tom Jenkins, Matt Singh and Paul Stevens in BGF’s Quoted team, specialising in funding options for AIM-listed businesses.
BGF’s Quoted team has invested almost £200m into more than 40 quoted companies since inception. In addition to supporting businesses with initial investments, such as Manchester’s genedrive, the team have also made follow on investments into several current portfolio companies to support their growth, including Accsys Technologies and Inspired Energy.
Commenting on his appointment, Simon said: “BGF’s long-term outlook and evergreen balance sheet is a key differentiator in the market, particularly at a time when the need for flexible and patient funding is so great. It has earned a fantastic reputation across the UK and Ireland and I’m delighted to be joining following a record year of investment, adding to BGF’s already diverse portfolio and working with a well-respected team.”
Tom Jenkins of BGF’s Quoted team, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Simon to the team, bringing valuable experience and enthusiasm to the role as we look to expand our investment activity in the quoted markets.”