News Corp to acquire VC-backed ad tech company Unruly

By Iris Dorbian — 5 months ago

News Corp has agreed to buy ad tech company Unruly for up to 114 million pounds. The transaction includes a cash payment of 58 million pounds at the closing. LUMA Partners advised Unruly on the deal. Unruly is backed by Amadeus Capital Partners, Endeit Capital and Business Growth Fund.

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J&B Recycling scores funding from BGF

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

J&B Recycling has raised 7.5 million pounds in funding from Business Growth Fund. Based in the UK, J&B Recycling is a provider of waste collection, recovery and recycling services to both public and private sectors.

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Semafone secures growth backing

By Angela Sormani — 1 year ago

Semafone, a UK business specialising in fraud prevention software has secured growth capital investment from Business Growth Fund, Octopus Investments and other existing shareholders. BGF has taken a minority stake and BGF investment director Alistair Brew has been appointed to the board with investment manager Will Gresty joining as observer to the board.

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BGF backs VTL Group

By Angela Sormani — 2 years ago

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.

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Business Growth Fund Expands Regional Teams

By Angela Sormani — 3 years ago

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.

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BGF Hires Head of Portfolio

By Angela Sormani — 3 years ago

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

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Wear Inns Adds Two More Managed Pubs to Portfolio

By Angela Sormani — 3 years ago

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.

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Business Growth Fund Backs Welsh Scaffolding Business

By Angela Sormani — 3 years ago

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.

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BGF Backs Specialist Footcare Provider

By Angela Sormani — 3 years ago

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 […]

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Wear Inns Acquires Part of TCG Pub Portfolio

By Angela Sormani — 4 years ago

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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UK Pub Chain Wear Inns Secures Growth Capital

By Angela Sormani — 4 years ago

UK investors Business Growth Fund and NVM Private Equity have committed a combined 10 million pounds ($16.1 million) of growth capital in acquisitive Northern pub chain, Wear Inns. BGF has invested 8 million pounds and NVM has invested a further 2 million pounds in the business, which it has backed since start-up in 2006. BGF […]

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Business Growth Fund Commits to Scottish Tech Business

By Angela Sormani — 4 years ago

UK-based investor Business Growth Fund has committed 3.85 million pounds ($6.2 million) of growth capital in Glasgow based technology business M Squared Lasers. BGF will take a minority stake in the business and will join the existing board. PRESS RELEASE Business Growth Fund (BGF), established to help the UK’s fast growing smaller and medium sized […]

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