Creating positive impact across the world

The challenges we face transcend borders; but so can the solutions. The Bridges Group continues to play a role in catalysing impact across the world through a range of strategies, from Nigeria to Israel, the Netherlands to Ghana…

The challenges we face transcend borders; but so can the solutions. The Bridges Group continues to play a role in catalysing impact across the world through a range of strategies, from Nigeria to Israel, the Netherlands to Ghana…

Bridges Israel

Bridges Israel was launched in 2019 as an independent affiliate of Bridges Fund Management. It has its own investment strategy and governance, but it shares the same underlying investment philosophy, and will draw on the impact methodologies and expertise developed by Bridges’ UK and US teams since 2002. Sir Ronald Cohen, co-founder of Bridges and a leading figure in the growth of impact investing around the world, chairs its Advisory Board.

As an investor, Bridges Israel’s aim is to tackle the inequalities that are prevalent in the state of Israel (which has the highest poverty rate in the OECD, and also a very high rate of income inequality). It does this via a two-pronged strategy: by investing in growth businesses that support underserved populations, and in impactful ‘tech for good’ companies with the potential to scale both in Israel and beyond.

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Bridges U.S.

In 2015, we launched the Bridges U.S. Sustainable Growth Fund, to invest in lower middle-market U.S. growth companies operating within the healthcare, education, energy and environmental services sectors – as well as those providing quality jobs and services to underserved communities.

We later set up a U.S.-facing sister organisation to The Bridges Impact Foundation. The Bridges Impact Foundation U.S. currently runs the Turner MIINT programme (providing hands-on education of investing for impact to graduates) and Impact Frontiers (advancing the integration of impact into financial frameworks and decision-making).

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SDG Outcomes

Bridges’ specialist Outcomes team continues to take its world-leading expertise to new regions and countries to create transformative outcomes and demonstrate the unique power of this approach, via our SDG Outcomes initiative.

From education programmes in Sierra Leone, India and Ghana, to plastic waste management in Nigeria and job creation in Turkiye – we’re working in low- and middle-income countries with governments, donors, delivery partners and impact-driven investors to improve hundreds of thousands of lives, as well as protect our natural world.

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16th July 2024

Bridges exits community-focused services business Nexgen

In its fourth exit of the year, Bridges is delighted to announce it has agreed to sell the Nexgen Group to Bidvest Noonan, a market-leading provider of facilities services.

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2nd July 2024

Bridges announces leadership evolution ahead of next growth phase

Michele Giddens will now be sole CEO of the firm, with Philip Newborough moving to a new role as Executive Chair.

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29th April 2024

Bridges agrees sale of VivaGym in Spain

We’ve completed a successful exit from leading Iberian low-cost fitness operator Viva Gym, which went from 15 gyms to over 100 during our ownership.

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27th February 2024

Bridges exits specialist plant-based food supplier Vegetarian Express

We’re delighted to announce our successful exit from Vegetarian Express, the specialist plant-based ingredients supplier, to NVM Private Equity.

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