York Mailing is the UK's largest supplier of print material to the retail sector. BGF invested in the business in 2013. In September 2015, the founders sold a majority stake to the existing management team and BGF partially exited.
This deal represented BGF's first exit and return on capital. BGF's long-term funding structure means that while it remains a minority investor of York Mailing, the initial return made from this deal is now being reinvested into other growing companies.
Business funding insights
An independent optician with the vision to grow
Royston Bayfield, Bayfields Opticians, and Chris Boyes, an investor in BGF’s Yorkshire team, talks about the ins and outs of seeking and securing growth funding.
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We look at the rise of venture capital in the UK, the types of businesses receiving support, and the pros and cons of this method of funding a business.