Cussins is a family-owned house builder based in the North East. BGF partnered with the company in December 2014 and provided a £5m investment to support new site acquisition and housing developments.
BGF exited its investment in October 2016. During this time, Cussins' turnover more than trebled and the exit delivered a strong return for all shareholders.
BGF’s equity funding immediately helped us to secure a significantly larger bank facility, which enabled us to accelerate our development plans. The growth we have demonstrated since, and the prospects for Cussins today, are testament to the impact that BGF has had.Jabin Cussins, CEO
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