Laura Cockburn

Direct Origination


Laura joined BGF in May 2017 to focus on direct origination across the South of England. Laura has more than 15 years of investment experience, including six years as a director in Royal Bank of Scotland’s special opportunities fund and has held positions with HBOS Joint Ventures, CIT Group Partners and HM Treasury, where she worked as a policy adviser.


Laura joined from Knight Corporate Finance, where she advised businesses and entrepreneurs on a range of transactions including fundraising, trade sales and institutional investments. Working alongside the management teams, she has held board seats at a number of growing companies.


In her new role, Laura is based in Sussex and is responsible for identifying investment opportunities with a focus on Sussex, Kent and Surrey.


“In just six years, BGF has become the UK’s most active investor. Here I have the exciting opportunity to work with BGF’s network to identity businesses and management teams with the acumen and appetite to fulfil their potential and become the industry-leading names of tomorrow.”



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