Successful companies need more than money: confidence and capabilities are critical too. Alongside our investment we 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.
BGF has made it a central tenet of what we offer investee companies. The feedback that we are getting from entrepreneurs suggests that our partnership approach and expertise, guidance and contacts is just as valuable to them as the capital that we inject into their businesses.
As a partner, we may be junior but we are not passive. We set out to make a very real contribution to the businesses that we back. After all, our interests are wholly aligned with the management team and our return will be determined by their success.