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Silicon Roundabout gets Brexit jitters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 11:05:27 PM
....Even more than the question of how the EIF’s role as a “cornerstone” investor in tech startups would be replaced, uncertainty about the flow of developers and engineers is the foremost concern of figures from leading investment firms. “There is probably more money available in venture capital for early-stage tech businesses than there ever has been, but our biggest concern is on the talent front,” said Harry Briggs, a partner at BGF Ventures, a £200m venture fund that focuses on UK tech companies with global ambitions. ...
Why angel investors shouldn’t be lone wolves image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 15th of February 2016 06:52:17 PM
.... Mini and JustPark: a 'world first' in smart parking. Crowdcube has worked with the likes of Index Ventures, Balderton Capital, MMC, Octopus and BGF on deals. ...
Equity fund BGF reports record January with £50m invested in one month image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of February 2016 09:18:01 PM
.... . BGF typically invests between £2m and £10m, into growing companies and deal volumes are rising in response to the ambition and potential of investee companies, according to chief executive Stephen Welton. ...
NewVoiceMedia to spend big to go Stateside following $30m fundraise image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 05:00:33 AM
.... Business Growth Fund, the £2. 5bn fund backed by some of the nation’s largest banks, has invested through its new venture arm, BGF Ventures. ...
Thai restaurant cooks up £6.4m growth deal with BGF image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 16th of November 2015 10:22:24 PM
.... Giggling Squid, a fast-growing chain of Thai restaurants, has cooked up a £6. 4m deal with the Business Growth Fund (BGF), the £2. ...
Tutoring start-up raises £1m to bring online tuition to mass market image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of October 2015 09:58:45 AM
.... . Stephen Welton, boss of BGF, the growth fund for entrepreners, and Stephen Grabiner, formerly partner at Apax, the private equity firm, have both invested in the business. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 21st of September 2015 04:45:00 AM
.... A business rooted in old media has acquired one of the hottest properties in video and social technology, for Unruly is one of the small number of world-class companies to have emerged from London’s Tech City scene (its annual revenues are £30m plus). Just as importantly, this is the first disposal by the Business Growth Fund (BGF), the bank-financed but state-backed private equity fund that Mr Cable set up in his first few days in office. ...
News Corp completes £114m acquisition of Tech City darling Unruly image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of September 2015 01:43:41 PM
.... . "Over the past four years, growth capital has helped Unruly move into new markets, expand the team, increase revenues and create value for the founders and shareholders," said BGF chief executive Stephen Welton. ...
York Mailing Group chiefs take majority stake  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 5th of September 2015 05:30:04 PM
.... . Former investor Business Growth Fund (BGF), which acquired 20pc of York Mailing for £10m in 2013, has partially exited the business. ...
Help the economy's 'forgotten army' of businesses or risk stifling growth, says CBI image
.... 'I want Britain to have its own version of Germany’s Mittelstand,' the Prime Minister said earlier this year  Photo: REUTERS. Other initiatives include: Using the Government's new Help To Grow scheme, which aims to incentivise lending, to focus on the midmarket; making the UK the best place to list on a growth equity market by allowing companies already listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM to raise more capital from existing investors without the need to produce a prospectus; using the Business Growth Fund (BGF), which invests in MSBs, taking a minority stake to preserve the autonomy of the business, as a template for further investment vehicles; and making the UK the best place in Europe to issue a private placement. ...
Hi-tech East Midlands van hire company raises £7m from BGF image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of June 2015 06:04:44 PM
.... A van hire company from the East Midlands has secured a £7. 5m capital injection from the Business Growth Fund (BGF), the £2. ...
MorphCostumes set to stretch its reach beyond spandex bodysuits image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of June 2015 04:00:38 AM
.... The company, which operates under the holding company AFG Media, is privately owned but raised £4. 2m in investment from BGF, the growth fund, in 2012 to accelerate its expansion. ...
KPMG and Entrepreneurial Spark to help 'thousands' of start-ups get investor-ready image
.... . According to the latest Entrepreneurs Index, compiled by Barclays and the equity investor Business Growth Fund (BGF), the number of start-ups rose 3. ...
Thai food chain cooks up £10m deal keeping 100pc equity image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 5th of April 2015 07:01:19 PM
.... . TLG secured the growth capital from Santander “at the 11th hour” after 18 months of talks with equity investor BGF. ...
UK start-ups booming but 'struggling to scale up’ image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of March 2015 04:00:44 AM
.... . This is the second highest level since Barclays and the equity investor Business Growth Fund (BGF) joined forces to measure the start-up scene. ...
Small Talk: Far too few of the entrepreneurs starting businesses are women image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 30th of March 2015 12:28:35 AM
....There’s no shortage of start-up businesses in Britain, but too many are stuttering. That’s the conclusion of research by Barclays Bank and the Business Growth Fund (BGF). ...
Indie hotel company raises £4.5m to open seven new inns image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 29th of March 2015 08:46:06 PM
.... . The BGF fundraising forms part of a wider package of finance totalling £20m, which will be used to fund expansion. ...
Small firms must stop relying on bank debt image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of March 2015 05:00:07 AM
....” . BGF’s Mr Welton added: “EIS and SEIS [tax-efficient schemes that allow investors to reduce the risk of investing in small firms] have been incredibly successful. ...
Huge rewards without personal risk is not a recipe for success image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 7th of March 2015 05:30:50 PM
.... That brings me to an area of the economy that is booming and really has the alignment of risk and reward. Less than four years ago, the much criticised banks put together funding for the Business Growth Fund (BGF). ...
Teesside chemicals maker seals £10m deal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 21st of February 2015 07:00:56 PM
.... . Alongside the investment by BGF, which is backed by Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC, RBS and Standard Chartered, Chemoxy has secured a further £10m in working capital from RBS. ...
Start-up numbers surge in Midlands and North East image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 17th of November 2014 03:27:47 PM
.... . The fifth biannual Entrepreneurs Index, compiled by Barclays and the Business Growth Fund (BGF), found that the number of start-ups in the Midlands rose 4pc in the year to June 2014, beating the UK average of 3. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 17th of November 2014 12:22:02 AM
....9 per cent during the first six months of the year alone, we are not seeing the same level of growth when it comes to small businesses becoming medium-sized enterprises. In fact, say Barclays and the BGF, the number of businesses with sales of between £2. ...
Oil spill group secures £2.8m cash injection  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 15th of November 2014 08:15:29 PM
.... The company behind a revolutionary new fleet of planes adapted to clean-up oil spills has received a cash injection of £2. 8m from the Business Growth Fund (BGF). ...
Wolseley eyes return to retail with Better Bathrooms image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 18th of October 2014 06:40:12 PM
.... The bathroom company, which was founded by an amateur eBay trader, may sell. A year ago it sold a minority stake to the Business Growth Fund (BGF). ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of October 2014 12:14:24 AM
....Just 18 companies left the market due to insolvency in 2013-14, down from a peak of 82 in 2008-09. The £10m investment in Victoria, the AIM-listed carpet manufacturer, announced last week by the Business Growth Fund (BGF) marks a new departure for the organisation. ...
Window cleaner gets a £3m boost from BGF image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 5th of October 2014 05:00:48 AM
. Nationwide Window Cleaning, one of the largest window cleaning firms in the UK, has secured £3m in growth capital from BGF, the £2. ...
Super-prime boom boosts furniture firm image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 19th of September 2014 05:00:50 AM
.... Last month, the . £30m-turnover company secured a further £8m investment from the Business Growth Fund (BGF), a growth capital investor backed by Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS and Standard Chartered. ...
Furniture Village to open new stores with £6m funding image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 25th of August 2014 12:01:00 AM
. The BGF, an independent company set up to help grow businesses with a turnover of between £5million to £100million, will take an 8 per cent stake in Furniture Village, which has annual sales of £200million. ...
VC fund’s £10m for landscape business image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 10th of May 2014 08:30:56 PM
.... . TCL Holdings, a Northampton-based estate management and landscaping business, has received £10m in growth capital from the Business Growth Fund (BGF) in return for a minority equity stake. ...
UK high-growth companies increase by 30pc  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 30th of March 2014 05:00:19 AM
.... . According to the latest Entrepreneur Index, compiled by Barclays and the Business Growth Fund (BGF), their number rose by 30pc last year and the research showed every region in the UK experienced an uplift, not just London and the South East. ...

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