Will joined BGF in June 2011 as an investor covering London and the South East and his main role is to source and complete investments into SMEs in the region. He also works with the boards of five portfolio companies to drive value creation, including supporting acquisitions and follow-on investments. In this role, Will has completed seven investments across the technology, leisure & retail, industrial and business services sectors.
Before joining BGF, Will spent six years at Bank of America in London and the US, latterly as an Associate in the bank’s leveraged finance team, focusing on acquisition financing for Global Industrial and US Middle Market clients. After leaving Bank of America, Will studied for an MBA at London Business School, which he completed in 2011. He also has an MA in Economics & Economic History from the University of Edinburgh.
Having grown up on the coast in the south west, Will is a keen sailor, although his young family tends to distract him from much time on the water these days.
“What I love about the businesses that BGF backs is that they are usually still managed by their founders and that makes it much more personal and enjoyable if you can help them achieve their ambitions.”
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