BGF sources deals both on a proprietary basis as well as via intermediaries. We are happy to speak to companies or their advisers, and we have enough capital and resources at hand to move very quickly for the right opportunities.
We have a one nationwide team approach to deal process with an internal Investment Committee involved in each deal from the outset. We strive to give early feedback with suggestions on alternative options, particularly if we don't feel that we are able to say yes ourselves.
When we are able to invest it usually takes 3-4 months from the initial conversation, and this typically means 4-6 weeks from the point at which we agree terms. Targeted due diligence is conducted in a cost-effective and timely manner. The "investment readiness" of a company can make a big difference to this, and the more prepared you are before beginning the process the quicker and easier it will be.