Joanne Smith


Joanne joined BGF in January 2015 and is responsible for sourcing and completing investments in the Midlands.

Prior to BGF, she worked for KPMG for three years in their Reading Transaction Services team. In this role she provided buy-side, sell-side, and IPO advisory work to private equity clients across numerous sectors including retail and TMT.

Joanne holds a BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from the University of Bath and is a Chartered Accountant.

When not in the office, Joanne is often found on the squash courts or learning to play golf.

“BGF is a really exciting place to be.  We’re focused on providing opportunity for driven and ambitious entrepreneurs, and being able to play a part in their growth stories is hugely rewarding and inspirational.”

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