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BGF expands Reading team with appointment of investor Harry Kernick

BGF News 10.24.2023
Harry Kernick, investor in BGF's Reading office

BGF has appointed Harry Kernick to its investment team in Reading. Harry will play a key role in supporting the growth potential of ambitious businesses across the Thames Valley and Solent regions. He will be responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including identifying and assessing investment opportunities, managing the transaction process, and supporting existing portfolio companies on their growth journeys.

BGF’s reputation as a highly active and experienced investor with a strong track record and clear focus on sustainable investing is truly compelling. There is such a wealth of exciting businesses across the Thames Valley and Solent regions, and I’m relishing the opportunity to build relationships and have a positive impact within the local business community.

Harry Kernick, BGF investor

A qualified accountant, Harry joins BGF from PwC in Reading, where he was a senior associate in the M&A financial due diligence team. In this role, Harry worked on both the buy and sell side on a range of transactions, with a particular focus on the TMT industry. Prior to that, Harry spent two years in PwC’s private business audit division.

Ned Dorbin, head of BGF’s investment team in Reading, commented: “Harry is an excellent addition to the investment team as we look to partner with even more ambitious founders and management teams across the region. Harry brings valuable deal experience across a variety of sectors, with particular expertise in the TMT sector, which will add real value to our offering.”

Since 2011, BGF has invested over £3.5 billion, across more than 500 companies, including £260 million across the Thames Valley and Solent regions.

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