Alex Garfitt

Investment Director at BGF

Alex, an investor at BGF, has over 15 years’ experience working with entrepreneurs and ambitious management teams.


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About Alex

He joined BGF from KPMG in 2012, and is responsible for originating, executing and overseeing investments throughout the South West and South Wales. To date, he has been involved in over 10 completed investments at BGF and currently sits on our board to support our growth aspirations

About BGF

BGF, formerly the Business Growth Fund, is the UK’s most active investment company, providing patient capital for small and medium-sized enterprises in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

As of December 2017, the company has invested over £1.3bn of its £2.5bn balance sheet. Notably, BGF has invested over 70% of this total in businesses headquartered outside of London and the South East of England.

The company makes initial investments between £2m to £10m to support companies at various stages of their organizational life cycle. BGF has invested in start-up companies, growth-stage companies, and AIM listed companies across every region and sector of the UK economy, barring financial services.

More about Alex

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Studied at?

University of Warwick

Current location?

Bristol

Do you have any hobbies?

I enjoy playing tennis, squash, golf, skiing and more recently I've acquired a passion for kitesurfing.

Favourite place to visit?

I spent 3 months exploring South America, it was amazing!

Read Alex's favourite blogs

DevOpsGroup looks to the future with new name, board and investment

In response to the growing diversity and continued expansion within our company, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be operating as DevOpsGroup from today.

DevOpsGroup Expands into the Home of Fintech

Hear what we have to say about our recent expansion to contemporary tech hub Rise London a place that fits with our company values and ethos. 

Cardiff: Silicon Valley comes to Wales

We’ve been set up in Cardiff, South Wales for nearly six months now.