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When to pursue debt refinancing and why
Debt refinancing can put your business in a stronger financial position. Here’s when to do it, how to do it, and what to watch for.
Portfolio personalities: from pop singer to portfolio career
Angela Luger, non-executive chair of The Paint Shed, explains the importance of an independent perspective on the board
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
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…
Seven lockdown learnings from the healthcare sector
Healthcare businesses have been at the front line of the coronavirus pandemic. What have they learned from the experience to date?
How to grow your company through acquisition
Gurinder Sunner, head of BGF in the Midlands considers ‘How to grow your company through acquisition’ What is a buy…
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.
What is expansion capital and when might I need it?
Expansion capital can be used by entrepreneurs and business owners for a range of purposes, from product development to acquisition finance and more.
My virtual internship with BGF
Business management student Dot Fagbenro was looking forward to joining our summer internship programme when the Covid-19 pandemic suddenly took…
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