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Investments

368

Portfolio Exits

71

Funds

2

Partners & Customers

1

Service Providers

3

About BGF

BGF (Business Growth Fund) is an active investor in small and medium-sized companies. An established and independent company, BGF supports a range of growing companies - early stage, growth stage and quoted - across every region and sector of the economy.

BGF Headquarter Location

13-15 York Buildings

London, England, WC2N 6JU,

United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7340 0600

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Latest BGF News

Hoop secures £4m funding to expand kids’ activity app

May 22, 2018

Just in time for the half-term holiday, Hoop the app that helps parents find and book activities for their kids has secured £4m in Series A funding. The round was led by Edge Investments with participation from Business Growth Fund and other investors. Edge Investments specialises in businesses in the creative industries and has raised £200m since it was launched in 2016 making five investments to date. This latest investment follows a BGF Ventures-led round of £2.4m in 2017. Led by CEO Daniel Bower the Hoop app helps parents discover and book local activities for children; from kids sports and swimming lessons, to baby and toddler groups, drama classes and arts and crafts. Hoop is specifically targeting millennial parents who value experiences above anything else and expect on-demand services delivered via their smartphones. The company intends to use the funds to scale operations, to solidify market share in the UK, and to expand in the US. Since it was launched in London in 2016, the app has been downloaded over 750,000 times and was also voted one of the “Best Apps of the Year” by Apple in 2016 and 2017.

BGF Investments

368 Investments

BGF has made 368 investments. Their latest investment was in Aiber as part of their Growth Equity on May 5, 2022.

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BGF Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/12/2022

Growth Equity

Aiber

$2.44M

Yes

4

5/4/2022

Growth Equity

Harnham

Yes

1

5/3/2022

Seed VC

Nossa Data

$1.5M

Yes

SFC Capital, Symvan Capital, Techstars, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

2

5/2/2022

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

4/25/2022

Growth Equity

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10

Date

5/12/2022

5/4/2022

5/3/2022

5/2/2022

4/25/2022

Round

Growth Equity

Growth Equity

Seed VC

Seed VC

Growth Equity

Company

Aiber

Harnham

Nossa Data

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Amount

$2.44M

$1.5M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

SFC Capital, Symvan Capital, Techstars, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

Sources

4

1

2

10

10

BGF Portfolio Exits

71 Portfolio Exits

BGF has 71 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Trouva on May 09, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

5/9/2022

Acquired

4

5/4/2022

Acquired

1

4/4/2022

Acquired

2

3/29/2022

Acquired

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10

3/11/2022

Acquired

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10

Date

5/9/2022

5/4/2022

4/4/2022

3/29/2022

3/11/2022

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

Acquirer

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Sources

4

1

2

10

10

BGF Acquisitions

3 Acquisitions

BGF acquired 3 companies. Their latest acquisition was Majenta PLM on July 06, 2018.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

7/6/2018

$99M

Acquired

1

3/26/2018

Growth Equity

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$99M

$99M

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10

8/18/2016

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$99M

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10

Date

7/6/2018

3/26/2018

8/18/2016

Investment Stage

Growth Equity

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$99M

Note

Acquired

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Sources

1

10

10

BGF Fund History

2 Fund Histories

BGF has 2 funds, including Business Growth Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

11/14/2017

Business Growth Fund

$294.87M

1

6/1/2015

BGF Startup Fund

$99M

10

Closing Date

11/14/2017

6/1/2015

Fund

Business Growth Fund

BGF Startup Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$294.87M

$99M

Sources

1

10

BGF Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

BGF has 1 strategic partners and customers. BGF recently partnered with First Derivatives on December 12, 2017.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

12/5/2017

Partner

Ireland

BGF & First Derivatives support AuditComply

A high-growth software company headquartered in Belfast has become the first business to benefit from technology and investment as part of the strategic partnership between First Derivatives and BGF .

8

Date

12/5/2017

Type

Partner

Business Partner

Country

Ireland

News Snippet

BGF & First Derivatives support AuditComply

A high-growth software company headquartered in Belfast has become the first business to benefit from technology and investment as part of the strategic partnership between First Derivatives and BGF .

Sources

8

BGF Service Providers

7 Service Providers

BGF has 7 service provider relationships

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Growth Equity

Accounting Firm

Tax

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Associated Rounds

Growth Equity

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BGF Team

2 Team Members

BGF has 2 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Welton.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Stephen Welton

J.P. Morgan & Co., TV Travel Shop, and Equistone Partners Europe

Chief Executive Officer

Current

John Eggleston

Chief Technology Officer

Former

Name

Stephen Welton

John Eggleston

Work History

J.P. Morgan & Co., TV Travel Shop, and Equistone Partners Europe

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Status

Current

Former

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