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BGF expands team with new hire in the North West

BGF News 05.10.2021

BGF has appointed Josh Bean as an investor in its North West team.

Josh joins from investment bank Zeus Capital, where he supported across a range of transactions, including private equity deals, corporate M&A, IPOs and secondary capital market fundraises.

Prior to this, Josh worked at EY where he spent four years in the firm’s Manchester Transaction Support team, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and gaining experience of providing financial due diligence services on sell-side, buy-side, and refinancing transactions across a range of sectors on domestic and cross-border deals.

Josh’s role at BGF will involve all aspects of the investment process from identifying and meeting businesses that could benefit from BGF’s backing to due diligence, deal execution and working alongside portfolio companies to support their growth ambitions.

Commenting on his appointment, Josh said: “BGF’s reputation in the region speaks for itself. The role was attractive because of how active the team has been, the diversity of the portfolio and the opportunity to work alongside business owners to support their growth ambitions. I’m looking forward to using the experience I have gained so far in my career to hit the ground running and support the team in converting the strong pipeline of North West businesses that we are speaking to.”

Neil Inskip, head of BGF’s North West team added: “I’m pleased to welcome Josh to the investment team as we continue to build relationships and support more entrepreneurial businesses across the region. He brings a track record of completing deals across a wide range of sectors, and his in-depth market knowledge will be an asset to the team.”