BGF – the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing companies – has appointed Subi Inayat as an investor in its Birmingham office.
Subi joins from KPMG’s corporate finance team and brings four years of experience working across sell-side and buy-side M&A, leveraged buy-outs and debt and equity financing. He qualified as a chartered accountant last year.
Subi’s role at BGF will see him working across all areas of the investment process, from initial meetings with entrepreneurs and management teams, through to deal completion and continuing to actively work alongside portfolio businesses in the region after completion.
Commenting on his appointment, Subi said: “BGF has been consistently active in the market with high levels of investment activity and through the ongoing success of its portfolio companies. The opportunity to join such a well-respected team was a compelling one and I look forward to working with ambitious entrepreneurs in the region to realise their growth plans.”
BGF has invested more than £355m across 45 Midlands businesses since 2011. Recent investments include Telford returns management platform ReBOUND, Stoke-based waste management business Red Industries, Birmingham-based Click Travel and BioCity, the UK’s largest life sciences incubator based in Nottingham.
Gurinder Sunner, head of BGF’s Midlands team, added: “It’s great to be welcoming Subi to the team in Birmingham as we continue to grow. As our recent expansion to larger offices in The Lewis Building demonstrates, we’re committed to long-term growth in the region, and Subi’s local knowledge and experience in the region will be a great addition to the team as we continue to thrive here.”