BGF completes first investment in Wales since office launch

The Business Growth Fund (BGF) has invested £3m into Cardiff-headquarted DevOpsGroup, a professional services company that specialises in devops engineering consultancy and training.

This deal represents BGF’s first investment in Wales since it announced the launch of its Cardiff office earlier this year.

The company – which was founded in 2013 by James Smith, CEO, and Steve Thair, chief technology officer – empowers digital transformation through high-performing IT solutions for both enterprises – including ASOS, Admiral Insurance, BAE Systems and Vodafone – and scale-ups.

DevOpsGroup will use the funding to support the acquisition of Agile Snap, a Cardiff-based, British Computer Society-accredited (BCS) training organisation.

“The past five years have been incredible: we’ve employed a talented and ambitious team, worked on fantastic projects with industry-leading companies, and established strong partnerships,” said James.

“There is a significant opportunity [to] accelerate our growth plan by expanding the team and broadening our service offering – BGF’s backing means that we can do this at a much faster pace [than] we would otherwise have been able to do.”

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