Business Growth Fund

Articles and news about BGF (formerly the Business Growth Fund), an investment company that provides growth capital for UK-based small and mid-sized businesses.

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Video: Stephen Welton of the Business Growth Fund

Ahead of GrowthBusiness' profile of Stephen Welton, CEO of the Business Growth Fund, appearing next week, we speak to him about how the private equity and venture capital world has changed during his career.


Cennox latest to receive BGF support

The Business Growth Fund has closed its tenth deal by backing ATM services business Cennox through a £3 million investment.


Business Growth Fund closes eighth deal

The Business Growth Fund has made its second Scottish-based investment through the backing of lasers and photonic optical instruments business M Squared Lasers.


Wow! Stuff gets £4.8 million to play with

A fifth deal for the Business Growth Fund means that it has now committed £26 million to funding the growth of UK businesses.


Stephen Welton: BGF looking to stand test of time

Speaking to a room of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and advisers, Business Growth Fund chief executive Stephen Welton said the fund should be judged in the long term.


Fourth investment for BGF

The Business Growth Fund has made its first Midlands investment through the £10 million backing of GCI Telecom Group.


BGF expected to rival dealmakers

The government-backed Business Growth Fund (BGF) is expected to bring about direct competition with private equity firms, new findings show.

Venture Capital Funding

Business Growth Fund makes maiden investment

Benefex, a provider of online employee reward and benefit schemes, is the first UK company to receive backing from the bank-backed Business Growth Fund, securing £4.2 million in growth capital.