Ben Kirby


Ben joined BGF in April 2013 and is responsible for sourcing and completing investments in the London and South East region.

Prior to this he worked for lower mid-market private equity firm GCP Capital Partners (now renamed Kester Capital) and completed investments in the retail, leisure and media sectors. Ben has also worked for Octopus Ventures where he was involved in growth capital investments across the UK and the Real Estate Principle Investment Area at Goldman Sachs. Ben began his career at KPMG working on private equity due diligence across a wide range of sectors and geographies.

Ben has a BA in Philosophy from Durham University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He is married with two cats and lives in south London. Ben is a qualified ski instructor and keen sports fan and still plays the occasional game of rugby.

“BGF is a great place to be right now. We’re focused on backing exciting UK businesses and helping talented and ambitious entrepreneurs fulfil their growth plans. With £2.5bn at our disposal we are creating a growth capital market within the UK and it is hugely rewarding to be a part of that.”

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