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BGF Growth is invested in privately-owned small and mid-sized businesses with exciting forward plans

Companies use our patient capital to make bold moves. Think strategic acquisitions, site roll-outs, increased investment in product development, sales and marketing infrastructure or the purchase of significant new capital assets. Whatever your plans, we’re in it for the long term and have a deep pool of capital to support your company’s future development.

Our offer

Long-term and patient capital, no forced exit

We have a balance sheet of £2.5bn, which allows us to make long-term, flexible investments. We’re patient investors and can provide support for a company’s development over many years.

We build meaningful partnerships with companies based on shared goals from the outset.

Initial investment of £2m-£10m for a minority stake

We only ever take a minority equity stake (10%-40%) in companies that can demonstrate a growth trajectory. And, as a company grows, we’re able to provide additional funding - beyond £10m.

With a seat on the Board, we offer guidance and expertise yet business owners stay firmly in control.

Funding for growth and equity release

Our financial firepower allows us to offer flexible investment structures tailored to individual businesses.

We can structure our investments in ordinary shares, loan notes, preference shares or a combination.

We’re happy to consider an element of cash-out from our investment for existing shareholders.

Access to a huge network and local support

We have an unparalleled international network of business leaders, sector experts, board-level non-executives.

Our Talent Network team provides in-house support with Chairman and senior executive selection and appointments.

News and insights

August 2017 | Investment news

BGF invests in Northern Irish coffee shop chain

Independent coffee shop chain Bob & Berts has become the third company in Northern Ireland to secure a major equity …

July 2017 | Investment news

Catering company set for growth

Entier, Scotland’s largest independent privately-owned catering company, is preparing to grab a bigger slice of international markets after BGF served …

Hi-tech painter of luxury cars races ahead with BGF

First set up in 1988 in founder James Sharp’s shed, Paintbox now supplies automotive body kits and hi-tech spray paint …

July 2017 | Investment news

BGF exits Chemoxy

BGF has successfully exited its minority stake in North-East chemicals manufacturer Chemoxy International Ltd.  The company has been acquired by …

Manchester toy designer expands

Tyrone Farber started his career selling toys on a market stall in Manchester. Today, he owns and manages a £75m …