BGF raises £80m in extra funds through Coutts

Clients of NatWest private bank Coutts back UK Enterprise Fund with £80m to invest alongside main £3bn BGF fund


Simon Calver Q&A – ‘People are looking for purpose’

Simon Calver, former CEO of LOVEFiLM, one of Britain’s greatest venture capital success stories, doesn’t believe just selling things cuts it anymore – employees need vision and purpose


BGF primes £15bn National Recovery Fund to take stakes in businesses

Pension funds and insurers in talks with BGF to launch £15bn equity fund by Christmas


Government should triple equity to invest in businesses to £30bn

Three former advisors to chancellors call on government to supercharge the amount of cash available to invest in high-growth businesses to £30bn


Bim Afolami calls for £15bn Recovery Fund for scale-ups

Conservative MP joins chorus calling for multi-billion recovery fund to help scale-ups escape post-Covid 19 debt mountain


BGF pitches £15bn growth fund for struggling businesses post-coronavirus

BGF joins growing number of finance elders calling for creation of public/private equity fund to invest in viable start-ups

Venture Capital Funding

Jim O’Neill calls for £25bn post-coronavirus patient capital fund

Ex Treasury minister and Goldman Sachs chief economist says patient capital fund will help businesses get out of Covid-19 debt mountain

Venture Capital Funding

Government eyes taking equity stakes in tech start-ups

Treasury considering making convertible loans to start-ups with scheme to be managed by Business Growth Fund

Growth Planning

Stephen Welton, BGF Q&A: ‘We want to help you make a quantum leap’

BGF was set up after the financial crisis to help fast-growing companies accelerate even faster. It has become the most active investor in Britain, ploughing £2bn into scale-ups


Firefly school learning platform raises further £5m from Downing Ventures

'EdTech' software is widely adopted by independent schools.


VTL Group receives further £1.5m funding from BGF

VTL’s customers include Jaguar Land Rover: HSBC also provides loan provision in acronym-heavy deal.


Barburrito gobbles up BGF investment

Having already backed businesses in manufacturing, oil & gas and telecoms, the Business Growth Fund has moved into the restaurant sector with its latest investment.