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Case Studies

Case studies are integral to all aspects of the BVCA’s work in representing the UK’s private equity and venture capital industry.
Case studies showcase the benefits of private capital and how our members support startups, founders and well-established businesses to grow, innovate and flourish.

The BVCA relies on case studies in a range of engagement opportunities with senior politicians, parliamentarians, officials and other external stakeholders, to demonstrate our industry’s contribution to growth, innovation, talent, competitiveness and sustainability across the UK. Case studies – and visits to member-backed firms – bring the impact of the industry to life for key stakeholders and help us to make the case for the value of the industry.

In recent years case studies have proved vital at moments of potential crisis when engaging with policymakers, including during COVID-19.

A regular pipeline of fresh case studies is important to the BVCA, and we encourage members to engage through a range of activities listed below. Members can register their interest in the BVCA’s case study initiatives by submitting our online form using the button below.

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MP Connect

Connecting portfolio companies with Members of Parliament

The BVCA arranges visits for cross-party MPs with member-backed businesses in their constituencies, including Ministers and Shadow Ministers. The visits demonstrate the value of private capital to Members of Parliament on their doorstep, showcasing innovation, job creation, growth and how private capital is making a positive difference to their constituents.

BVCA contact: Will Crisp, Public Affairs Administrator, wcrisp@bvca.co.uk

BVCA Reports and Industry Insights

BVCA Research focuses on many aspects of private capital in the UK: including deal activity, fund and business performance, diversity and inclusion, and how businesses backed by our members are combatting the climate crisis. We aim to provide robust insight to enable a better understanding of the contribution of private capital to the UK. Case studies regularly feature in BVCA reports, to demonstrate the economic, social and public value that our members bring to the UK economy.

BVCA contact: Martin Senk, Research Manager, msenk@bvca.co.uk

Vision Awards

The BVCA’s Vision initiative recognises the best teams backed by private equity and venture capital, across key themes of competitiveness, growth, innovation and ESG.  The initiative applauds the extraordinary companies that show vision and the lasting value that the investment and support of their investors brought.


Portfolio companies based in any nation or region of the UK, who received investment from a BVCA member firm.

BVCA contact: Denise Typl, Membership Manager, dtypl@bvca.co.uk

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Excellence in ESG Awards

The BVCA’s Excellence in ESG initiative celebrates firms from across the private capital ecosystem that have made an outstanding commitment to ESG principles. The initiative recognises the vital work our members are undertaking to embed responsible investment principles and practices, and provides a platform to demonstrate our industry’s commitment to ESG.


  • GP (above £1bn AUM)
  • GP (below £1bn AUM)
  • LPs (all sizes)
  • Venture Capital (all sizes)
  • Portfolio company (backed by a BVCA member)

BVCA contact: Neave Lloyd, Policy Executive, nlloyd@bvca.co.uk

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Excellence in Impact Awards

The BVCA’s Excellence in Impact initiative celebrates our members’ commitment to making an environmental and social impact, alongside making financial returns. The initiative aims to showcase best practice in impact investing, alongside the environmental and social solutions our members are facilitating through their portfolio companies.


  • GP (specialising in impact investing strategies)
  • LPs (with an impact investing strategy)
  • Portfolio company (environmental impact)
  • Portfolio company (social impact)

BVCA contact: Neave Lloyd, Policy Executive, nlloyd@bvca.co.uk

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Private capital in action

Below we feature some of the best examples of how our industry works in the real world.