Rory Pope


Rory joined BGF in 2012 and is based in London. He is responsible for finding and completing new investments in London and the South East, and then working closely with them to achieve their growth plans. Rory sits on the boards of Flowline, McMillan Williams Solicitors, Renal Services, The Good Care Group and, formerly, Cass Art, Plastique and Thames Card.

Rory has 18 years of private equity experience gained mainly at Advent International where he was a Partner. Having joined Advent in 1998 based in London as part of the UK and Western European deal team, Rory moved to Japan with his family in 2007 to open Advent’s Tokyo office returning to Advent’s London office in 2010. Whilst at Advent he focused on transactions predominantly in the healthcare, life sciences and industrials sectors including Alcala Farma, Aviagen International, Delft Instruments and The Priory Group. Prior to Advent, he worked at Baring Brothers in London and Singapore with a focus on the sale and flotation of private companies across all sectors.

Rory holds an M.A., first class, in Natural Sciences, Biochemistry from Oxford University. He is married with four children and lives in Hampshire where he pursues his passion for all activities in the great outdoors.

“I haven’t had this much fun at work for a long time. It is a real privilege backing business creators and working with them to grow their businesses”.

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