On the back of Business Growth Fund’s total investment surpassing the £500m mark since the firm was unveiled back in the spring of 2011, Real Business asks CEO Stephen Welton if it’s all gone to plan.
The bank-backed Business Growth Fund (BGF) has breached the £500m of equity investment level three and a half years after its first investment in October 2011, with £250m of that committed in the last year.
Simon Menashy, investment director at MMC Ventures, shares his experience and insight with Real Business to provide interested businesses with guidance on getting a deal done.
British Business Bank CEO Keith Morgan makes his argument for funding growth through equity investment, and goes through the various partners the organisation is partnering with to make access easier.
Low cost gym chain Xercise4Less has secured an equity and debt funding round worth £31m, as sales for the business have doubled year-on-year for the past three years.
Equity investment into Britain's small companies is booming, according to new research.