Investing in the future of business

The Bridges Sustainable Growth Funds invest in growth companies that are helping to build a more sustainable and inclusive future. By helping these businesses to achieve their clear growth potential, we are able to deliver attractive financial returns alongside measurable positive impact.

The Bridges Sustainable Growth Funds invest in growth companies that are helping to build a more sustainable and inclusive future. By helping these businesses to achieve their clear growth potential, we are able to deliver attractive financial returns alongside measurable positive impact.

A fundamental shift is underway in the business world. There’s a growing recognition that by helping to solve our biggest challenges – from the climate crisis to resource shortages to diversity in the workplace – companies can open up lucrative new opportunities and tap into some of the world’s most significant macro growth trends. It also creates significant competitive advantage, because people increasingly want to work with, invest in and buy from companies like these.

Through careful analysis within our themes, we identify the sectors and sub-sectors most likely to benefit from these long-term trends, and seek out values-aligned companies who share our vision. As a team, we’re passionate about helping these next-generation businesses succeed at scale, drawing on our two decades’ experience of roll-out and buy-and-build strategies.

“We really wanted to find a partner that could support our growth ambitions but would also share our commitment to sustainability and positive impact. So we were attracted both by Bridges’ mission and values, which align closely with our own, and by its track record of helping companies like us to accelerate their growth.”

Rainer Appold CEO of Hycube

What we look for

  • Growth companies having a positive impact on people or the planet
  • Revenues of £5m-£50m
  • Strong management team
  • Seeking investment to fund further growth, change of ownership (MBOs/MBIs) or an acquisition strategy

What we offer

  • £2m-£20m equity investment in businesses pursuing organic growth, buy-and-build or multi-site roll out strategies
  • Hands-on support from an experienced investment team, access to a network of sector specialists
  • Highly analytical approach that helps us to understand the key trends and growth opportunities in our markets
  • Best-in-class impact management via our specialist in-house team
  • A flexible approach to deal structure

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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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3rd October 2023

Bridges appoints Henry Jones as Head of Value Creation

Bridges has appointed Henry Jones, an experienced business leader and operator, to lead its’ impact-integrated value creation function, working across the portfolio.

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10th January 2023

Fenglin Zhao joins Bridges

We are delighted to welcome Fenglin Zhao as a Director in our Client & Strategy Development team.

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Kyle Bentwood

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