Growing to the next stage

September 2015

On Thursday 10 September 2015, BGF investor Chris Hodges took part in a panel hosted by David Ascott, Partner, Grant Thornton UK LLP to discuss how corporates can use funding to accelerate growth. The following topics were covered:

  • The finance options available to fast growing corporates - debt versus equity
  • Preparing for a finance raise and getting your equity and credit story right
  • Funding acquisitions versus funding organic growth
  • The perils of rapid growth – common pitfalls to avoid


The panel also included Grant Davidson from Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance and Ven Balakrishnan, Partner in Strategy & Corporate Finance, Grant Thornton UK LLP.

You can watch a video of the session in the following link: