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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
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
In conversation with Sarah Fatchett, CEO of 365 Response
Why BGF? At an early stage, we had a number of companies approach us to see if we would sell-out…
Twelve days of Christmas, twelve gift ideas from BGF
If you need gift-giving inspiration this Christmas, why not consider a present made by one of the companies in our portfolio?
How to grow your company through acquisition
Gurinder Sunner, head of BGF in the Midlands considers ‘How to grow your company through acquisition’ In its simplest form,…
How lockdown affected M&A in waste management
In the waste management sector, the Covid-19 crisis put some deals on pause, while opening up opportunities for M&A at distressed valuations.
Infrastructure spending is only one part of the solution
The chancellor is right to back an investment-led recovery, but infrastructure is only part of the solution. Business funding is needed too.
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