Catherine Clarke

General Counsel


Catherine joined BGF in January 2012 after a career in house at 3i Group plc and in private practice at Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP.


Catherine is a member of BGF’s Executive Committee and leads the in house Legal team at BGF in providing or facilitating the provision of legal services to BGF both corporately and in its investment activity.


Catherine’s career blend of in house and private practice experience gives her the perfect base from which to procure legal services and add value generally to BGF.  Having worked closely with the most senior members of the investment team to construct a BGF legal process that is robust but differentiated from the norm, BGF set out to ‘break the mould’ in legal circles to allow BGF to achieve its goal of being a volume growth capital investor.


As Catherine says, ‘it shouldn’t be the legal process that holds up the completion of an investment.  Our aim is to make the BGF legal process as unmemorable – for the right reasons! – as possible’.


Originally from Manchester, Catherine now lives in Staffordshire with her son and husband on his family’s fruit farm.



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