BGF backs VTL Group

Business Growth Fund has backed VTL Group, a manufacturer of precision-engineered components for the automotive industry. This is BGF’s 10th investment in the manufacturing sector and its first in the automotive industry.

Business Growth Fund Expands Regional Teams

UK-based Business Growth Fund has appointed Matt Widdall as a senior investment manager based in its Manchester office and Greg Norman as an investment manager in its Bristol office. They will be responsible for identifying investable local businesses and working with them to achieve their growth plans.

BGF’s Springfield Homecare Services Acquires Positive Life Choices

Springfield Homecare Services, part of Springfield Healthcare Group, has completed the acquisition of Positive Life Choices, a domiciliary care business based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Springfield Homecare is a provider of domiciliary care in Yorkshire and Humberside and is backed by Business Growth Fund.

Business Growth Fund Backs Peyton and Byrne

UK-based Business Growth Fund has invested 6.25 million pounds ($10 million) of growth capital for a minority stake in London-based Peyton and Byrne. The restaurant group is a retail bakery and events business.

BGF Hires Head of Portfolio

UK-based Business Growth Fund has appointed John Swarbrick as head of portfolio. He will be joining immediately to play a key role in overseeing BGF’s rapidly growing portfolio of high growth entrepreneurial businesses. Business Growth Fund was set up to help Britain’s smaller and medium sized businesses

Wear Inns Adds Two More Managed Pubs to Portfolio

Wear Inns, a company focused on acquiring and managing a chain of community pubs across the North of England, has acquired a further two premises from the Orchid Pub Group. The company acquired nine pubs from TCG Bars in July 2012, so has completed a total of 11 acquisitions only five months after receiving a £10 million funding package from NVM Private Equity and Business Growth Fund. This will bring Wear Inns’ managed pub estate to a total of 26 premises.

Business Growth Fund Backs Welsh Scaffolding Business

Business Growth Fund has invested 5.4 million pounds ($8.8 million) growth capital in Swanbridge Hire and Sales, a provider of industrial scaffolding services, based in Barry, South Wales. This is the fourth investment to be led by BGF’s regional team for the South West of England and South Wales.

BGF Backs Specialist Footcare Provider

UK-based Business Growth Fund has invested 3 million pounds ($4.8 million) of growth capital in Shuropody, a UK-based specialist footcare provider. Midlands-based Shuropody has local branches in Birmingham, Coventry, Leamington Spa and Stratford-Upon-Avon. PRESS RELEASE Business Growth Fund (BGF), established to help the UK’s fast growing smaller and medium sized businesses, today announced that is […]

Wear Inns Acquires Part of TCG Pub Portfolio

Wear Inns, a company focused on acquiring and managing a chain of community pubs across the North of England, has purchased nine pubs from TCG Bars. This will bring Wear Inns’ managed pub estate to a total of 24 premises, with plans to acquire more in the near future. The acquisition comes two months after […]

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