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What we do

Growth funding

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.

You’re in control

  • We will always be a minority partner
  •  No funding cycles or exit deadlines

Long-term partner

  • Initial investments typically between £2m and £10m
  • Follow-on funding supports new growth opportunities

Flexible funding

  • Strengthen your balance sheet and ignite new growth
  • Mix of equity and loan notes into your business or out to existing shareholders

All stages of growth

  • From earlier-stage or ventures to more established SMEs and quoted companies
  • Follow on funding allows us to invest through all these stages

Useful introductions

  • Global network of business leaders, sector specialists and other investors
  • Support on everything from commercial insight, interim leadership, to a seat on the board

Investment as it should be

Our approach begins with listening to management teams, rather than making assumptions. We’re passionate about your business goals, and the type of support you find most valuable. You might plan to grow your business over the long-term, with no plans to sell the company or to exit in a shorter time horizon. Whatever your goal, we do what we can to help CEOs and management teams achieve the ideal outcome for their business.

£2.1bn

Invested since 2011

#1

Most active investor in Europe

£356m

Recycled capital from exit records

296

Companies backed since 2011

£503m

Follow-on funding

#1

Most active growth capital investor in the world

55

Exits including 5 spin outs

£5m

Average initial investment

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