Growth capital for ambitious businesses

SMEs are the backbone of our economy, yet many lack the funding required to reach their full potential. That’s where we come in.

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Your ambitions, your way

We never take a controlling stake in the businesses we back. Instead, we help you grow your business, through long-term, minority equity investment and scaleup support.

Companies come to us for a helping hand in funding and delivering a range of growth strategies, including:

  • Acquisitions
  • International expansion
  • Product development
  • Sales and marketing
  • Succession planning

Partners you can count on

With more than a decade’s experience under our belt, we have the local knowledge, global network, and industry know-how that growing businesses need. And for our dedicated investment teams in Dublin and Cork, our portfolio is growing each year.

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    Capital to deploy

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    Amount invested

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    Irish businesses backed

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    Successful exits

How we’re different

We’re committed to supporting good growth in entrepreneurial businesses. And we have a unique proposition that few investment partners can match.
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We take a long-term view, with the ability to provide follow-on funding, and no fixed exit deadlines.

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We provide the growth capital you need, without taking control away from founders.

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We offer a variety of investment structures, investing a mix of equity and debt to suit your business.

  • "BGF are true to what they say. And the fact they’re ISIF-backed carries a lot of clout in our industry."

    Anne-Marie Drohan, Sales & Marketing Director at Winterbrook
  • “BGF gave us the capital to invest in new tools, equipment and people. It also gave us a lot more confidence about what we want to do next.”

    Pat McEvoy, Director of TEAM Accessories
  • “BGF really understands our business and the importance of maintaining quality through growth. It's felt like a partnership from the start.”

    Karen Clince, Founder & CEO of Tigers Childcare
  • “BGF has been a wonderful supporter, providing us with the firepower to execute on our ambition.”

    Aaron Mooney, CEO of Action24
  • “I can’t speak highly enough of BGF. Their support enabled us to grow strongly and make two acquisitions.”

    Amanda Torrens, Founder of Brindley Healthcare