Business Growth Fund

Investor type Private Equity Firm

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Total investments 343
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$8M
Portfolio companies 302
Rounds per year 34.30
Lead investments 222
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.12
Exits 48
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Retail
Summary

Business Growth Fund appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2011. The venture was found in Europe in United Kingdom. The main office of represented VC is situated in the London.

The high activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Opposing the other organizations, this Business Growth Fund works on 15 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 61 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The average startup value when the investment from Business Growth Fund is 10-50 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 25-48 deals every year.

We also calculated 18 valuable employees in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Business Growth Fund, startups are often financed by Index Ventures, Playfair Capital, Octopus Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Barclays PLC, LocalGlobe, Kindred Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Upscale, Future Fifty, MMC Ventures.

The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Workshare, Gymbox, Pharmacy2U Besides, a startup needs to be aged 11-15 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Manufacturing, Information Technology.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Celerity

Data Storage
Information Services
Information Technology
Software
$20M24 Nov 2021 Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Kick ICT Group

Information Services
Information Technology
$11M16 Nov 2021 Glasgow City, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Character.com

Children
Fashion
Retail
Shoes
07 Sep 2021 Swansea, United Kingdom

Locate Bio

Biotechnology
Medical Device
$13M03 Sep 2021 Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Victorian Sliders

Building Material
Manufacturing
$19M31 Aug 2021 United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Echion Technologies

Manufacturing
Renewable Energy
$13M24 Aug 2021 Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Forefront RF

Semiconductor
$2M11 Aug 2021 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Elvie

Apps
Hardware
Software
Wearables
$79M27 Jul 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Gaist Holdings

Consulting
Information Technology
$2M22 Jul 2021 Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
News
Locate Bio Closes £10 Million Funding Round

– Locate Bio is pleased to announce that it has raised an oversubscribed £10 million of equity investment in a funding round co-led by existing shareholder Mercia Asset Management and new investor BGF.
– The funding will be used to further advance Locate Bio’s proprietary pipeline of regenerative orthobiologics products towards patients, with key clinical and regulatory milestones expected to catalyse growth over the next two years.
– The investment brings the total funds raised by Locate Bio to over £18 million. The company’s lead product in development is called LDGraft, and is a low dose, controlled release rhBMP-2 for the treatment of degenerative disc disease.

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