The Sunday Times – 23 March 2014
Ex-watchdog raises £10m
BGF’s £10m investment of growth capital in The Consulting Consortium (TCC), the UK’s largest independent regulatory and compliance consultancy, was covered in The Sunday Times. BGF’s growth capital investment will focus on building the firm’s marketing, personnel and infrastructure.
Read more about TCC and our investment here in The Sunday Times (subscription required).
The Sunday Times – 16 March 2014
Fund backs cycle chain
BGF’s £2.8m investment of growth capital in Rutland Cycling, one of the UK’s leading independent cycle retailers was covered in The Sunday Times. The investment will fund the refurbishment and extension of Rutland Cycling’s existing estate of stores; as well as its national expansion, with four new outlets set to open in prominent UK leisure and tourist destinations over the next 4 years. The investment will also enable the business to develop its e-commerce capabilities, including its website www.rutlandcycling.com.
Read more about Rutland and our investment here in The Sunday Times (subscription required).
The Times – 17 February 2014
Business Growth Fund backs tax relief support for SMEs
BGF’s £3.4m investment of growth capital in Jumpstart, the Edinburgh-based company created to support UK businesses make successful HMRC Research and Development (R&D) Tax Relief claims. was covered in The Times.
Read more about Jumpstart and our investment here in The Times (subscription required).
The Herald – 25 January 2014
The Herald profiled BGF portfolio company M Squared Lasers as a good example of a fast-growing Scottish firm and the elements that are in place to ensure the company’s future success.
You can read the full article on the Herald website.
Growth Business – 16 January 2014
Growth is back on the agenda for ambitious UK businesses
Positive market figures and a renewed focus on the future bodes well for SME growth during 2014. BGF CEO Stephen Welton discusses why UK businesses should look at 2014 with a sense of optimism and how appropriate financing can play an important role in future growth.
Read the full article on growthbusiness.co.uk.
Real Deals – 16 January 2014
Time to Invest
In this month’s edition of Real Deals, the independent publication focused on the European private equity industry, BGF CEO Stephen Welton discusses what 2014 might look like for growth capital investors and companies alike and how each can make the most of a recovering UK economy.
Read the full article on Real Deals.
The Times – 23 December 2013
Inexorable rise of plastic gets powerful cash boost
BGF’s £3m investment of growth capital in Thames Card Technology Ltd (TCT), one of the UK’s largest plastic card manufacturers, was covered in The Times. This was BGF’s 14th investment in the manufacturing sector and since its inception in May 2011, BGF has injected over £60m of growth capital into UK manufacturing-led businesses.
Read more about TCT and our investment here in The Times (subscription required).