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Why I chose minority investment – Guy Schanschieff, Bambino Mio
Minority investment helped Bambino Mio accelerate growth, grow in confidence, and achieve de-risking for its founders while keeping control.
What I look for in a care business
Consistently good care, high occupancy rates and loyal staff are what Pinesh Mehta, investor, looks for in a care business.
Portfolio personalities: across the pond and back again
Craig Letton, CEO of marketing technology business MRM Global, talks global expansion, mountain biking in Canada, and his transatlantic accent.
A decade of hard work coming to fruition? Just look at our investments and exits
Far from slowing down as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, BGF’s investment activity has stepped up both in pace and volume.
Exit strategies: how to get the timing and valuation right
More than 100 BGF-backed businesses have achieved exits. Our panel of experts discuss the exit strategies that are proven to succeed.
Rebranding your business: lessons from a portfolio company
Digital agency UNRVLD, formerly known as Kagool, shares insights about how to complete a successful rebranding exercise.
Five reasons why Covid has pushed employee wellbeing up the business agenda
The CEO of Medigold, which received BGF funding in 2017, explains how COVID-19 has pushed health and wellbeing up the business agenda.
The good growth blog: space, science and the final frontier
From sustainable rocketry to climate satellites: how to capture the imaginations of a new generation about the possibilities of space.
What I look for in a manufacturing business
A big enough market, exit options and a fun team to work with – these are what Paddy Graham, investor, looks for in a manufacturing business
BGF explains: How long should it take to prepare your business for investment?
Securing investment for your next stage of business growth takes preparation. Few businesses are investor-ready from the outset.
Equity funding accelerates growth for Northern Irish manufacturers
Manufacturers in Northern Ireland are in a great position to unlock the growth opportunities offered by equity investment
How a Herefordshire distillery grabbed the attention of drinks giant Diageo
Chase Distillery, which received BGF funding in 2017, completed a successful exit in 2020 when it was acquired by multinational Diageo.
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