What we do
BGF makes investments from an evergreen balance sheet. As we’re not a traditional investment fund, we don’t have deadlines for generating returns or exits. We can be a long-term investor where the pace of growth in your business is set by you.
Minority investor so you’re in control
Equity investments in exchange for a minority stake.
New opportunities as your long-term partner
Initial investments typically between £2m and £10m and our follow-on funding supports new growth opportunities.
Flexible funding for your ambitions
Through a mix of equity and loan notes into your business or out to existing shareholders.
All stages of growth through dedicated investors
From earlier-stage or ventures to more established SMEs and quoted companies. Follow on funding allows us to invest through all these stages.
Access to a wealth of experience
By building such a strong base of experienced connections, we’re able to support on everything from adhoc advice and commercial insight, to flexible, interim leadership, to a seat on the board.
Investment as it should be
We want our investments to help innovative ideas continue to flourish and to be a catalyst for creating wealth and jobs through-out the country. We know there are barriers to achieving business goals, like the impact of Brexit making it difficult to consider longer term plans, such as exporting and recruitment.
Businesses need to know someone is standing with them. Someone with the capital and confidence to keep forging ahead, and the belief that companies can and will succeed.
Invested since 2011
Most active investor in Europe
Recycled capital from exit records
Companies backed since 2011
Most active growth capital investor in the world
Exits including 5 spin outs
Average initial investment
Business funding news
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