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Matt Widdall

Investor  /  Manchester


Matt joined BGF in 2013 and works across the North identifying and executing investment opportunities. He also sits on the board to help support these companies once within BGF’s portfolio. As part of Matt’s role, he leads BGF’s investment in AIM listed businesses across the North.

Prior to BGF, Matt gained 16 years’ experience working in the corporate finance environment, a large part of that in Deloitte’s Corporate Finance team where he was a director since 2007 and for two years as a director in Lloyds Bank Acquisition Finance. Over that time, he advised on or led the funding to a large number of growth capital and private equity transactions across multiple sectors.

Matt qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte in 1998. He has a BSc Hons in Chemistry from Sheffield University and previously attended school in Nottingham (going to school in Nottingham as a Derby County fan wasn’t easy).

He is married with three children. Matt remains a keen sportsman, having played a lot of tennis, football and rugby in his time, but has found a passion for cycling and triathlon over recent years.

“We have a unique opportunity at BGF to support some of the UK’s best entrepreneurs through a key stage in their businesses’ development. I’m extremely excited about the difference we can make to these businesses over the long term and am delighted that I can be part of this journey for so many growing companies in our region.”



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