Flexible funding, with you in control.

ABGF was developed with Australian SMEs in mind. Providing a unique alternative to bank lending and private equity funding, we provide the growth capital you need to realise your ambition, without relinquishing control of what you’ve built.

We’ll inject $5-$15million of capital into your growth-ready business for a minority stake of up to 49%.

Agile in our investment and flexible in our operations, we work in partnership with our investee companies to arrive at a structure that’s mutually beneficial and built to last.

In addition to funding, we connect you to our talent network of business experts, growth strategists, board members and seasoned entrepreneurs, who can provide advice and guidance throughout the partnership.

Let’s talk about funding options

We inject $5-$15million of capital


Ordinary shares, preference shares, loan notes and convertible notes, or a combination


Optional release of cash out equity to owners/founders


Minority investments
of up to 49%

What makes us different?

We act as a catalyst for growth in the SME sector, by connecting founders and entrepreneurs to the capital, expertise and wider networks they need to succeed.

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Purpose-built for SME businesses

ABGF provides specialised funding for small to medium-sized Australian businesses looking to expand, grow and scale.

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In partnership with you

We work in partnership with you to help set your strategy and achieve your growth ambitions.

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You’re in control, always

Unlike many private equity funds, ABGF will always remain a minority investor, taking a 10-49% stake in your business, and leaving you firmly in control.

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Talent network

We’re about more than just financial
backing. You’ll gain access to our network of international experts, including business leaders, sector experts, and board-level non-executives.

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Long-term mindset

ABGF funding has no hard exit deadlines, allowing us to work collaboratively with management teams and advisors to identify the most appropriate time and route to exit, including management buyouts and trade sales.

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Realistic growth plan

Traditional private equity investment pushes for aggressive growth plans and short-term results. ABGF operates a SME-first approach, based on realistic growth plans and modest return expectations.

In fulfilling our vision, we will have supported a new generation of businesses with the resources to accelerate their growth and scale with purpose. This means more jobs, more economic growth and more opportunities for a thriving future.

Learn about our success stories.

…we face the same challenge as most SMEs — getting access to capital to help us grow, while retaining control and staying focused on our technology vision.

Justin Bain I CEO – 3ME Technologies


BGF recently announced a successful exit from J&B Recycling, which has been acquired by Urbaser Ltd - the UK subsidiary of the third largest environmental services provider in Europe.

Vikki Jackson-Smith I CEO - J&B Recycling

The BGF brought on non-executive directors and injected £26m into childcare business Kids Planet, which accelerated national growth and facilitated the acquisition of another business.

Clare Roberts I CEO - Kids Planet

Find out if your business is eligible for funding.