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What is expansion capital and when might I need it?
In this article, we’ll explain what’s meant by expansion capital, what forms it typically takes, and in what conditions it’s used by entrepreneurs and business owners.Read more
A post exit perspective with Arcinova’s exec chairman, Professor Ian Shott CBE
BGF announced its exit of Arcinova in February. Following a period of growth, the business was acquired by Quotient Sciences, the drug development and…
Founder of web-hosting company Miss Group talks about the road to exit with BGF
BGF announced its exit of high-growth, founder-led web-hosting company, Miss Group, in February 2020. One year on, we speak to…
BGF explains: initial public offerings (IPOs)
We explain what’s meant by an initial public offering (IPO), also known as listing or ‘going public’.
When to pursue debt refinancing and why
You may find that refinancing or renegotiating your business debts can put you in a stronger financial position. Look at…
Women who lead growing businesses: a survey
Our research reveals female entrepreneurs in the growth economy are concerned about the pandemic and Brexit, but remain resilient and motivated to achieve growth
What makes a ‘buy and build’ strategy successful?
Expanding your business by acquiring other businesses, otherwise known as a buy-and-build strategy, can be a great way to grow. Here’s how to get it right.
Portfolio personalities: A kitchen maker who’s not afraid to sweat
Eamon Donnelly, CEO of Northern Ireland-based kitchen supplier Uform, explains his attitudes to business and to life
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