Who are they?
The Business Growth Fund (BGF) is the UK’s most active provider of growth capital to small and mid-sized businesses.
BGF provides long-term equity investment for companies with strong growth potential and in doing so it is expanding the funding options available to ambitious management teams across the UK.
BGF is an independent company with capital of up to £2.5 billion, backed by five of the UK’s main banking groups, including the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. BGF works closely with the banks and its investments often help to unlock bank debt for companies, but BGF is managed completely autonomously with a wholly independent management team.
Established companies, typically with a turnover of £15m-£100m turnover, evidence of a strong track record and demonstrable growth potential. BGF will invest in both private and AIM-listed companies.
BGF investments are used to fund a wide variety of business plans from simply increasing working capital to making a strategic acquisition, from new capex to increase capacity to a step change in sales and marketing, from an export drive to new product development. Equity release opportunities can also be considered.
How you can benefit:
BGF’s team of over 70 investors, operate from eight regional offices in the UK. They make initial investments of between £2m and £10m and then actively look to provide additional funding to support further growth. Long term investment is typically provided in the form of equity in return for a minority equity stake.
BGF also provide practical and strategic support directly through the investment team and wider BGF infrastructure, through non-executive involvement at board level, and through access to our broader networks.
More details: www.bgf.co.uk