Big Green Smile | Future Business Partnership
finnCap Cavendish, part of financial advisory firm, finnCap Group plc, is pleased to announce it has advised Big Green Smile (BGS), a leading e-commerce brand and technology provider in the natural and organic, household and beauty market, on a significant investment from impact investor Future Business Partnership (FBP).
Founded in 2008, Big Green Smile has become a market-leader for natural products online in the UK and mainland Europe, setting standards of excellence for natural and organic personal care and household goods.
BGS provides customers a “one stop shop” for ethical products with over 200 different brands on its platform. BGS’s proprietary technology platform generates significant data analytics allowing it to optimize the customer experience and product selection for its loyal returning customers with a rapidly growing database of c.160,000 customers. BGS also uses its technology platform to offer leading purpose-driven brands a fully outsourced white label e-commerce solution.
The company has delivered exceptional growth in recent years and with FBP’s investment it will be able to accelerate its ambitious growth plans.
The transaction also marks FBP’s first investment which is in line with its new strategy of bringing ethically-motivated capital to sustainably-minded brands.
The deal was led by Karri Vuori, Partner at finnCap Cavendish, Stephen Nemeth, Director and Emily Hill, Senior Associate.
Karri Vuori, Partner at finnCap Cavendish commented:
“We are delighted to have advised Big Green Smile on this transformational investment allowing the business to continue its exceptional growth story. Finding the right investor whose philosophy matched BGS’s impact driven culture was paramount, and we are proud to have played a part in helping the company on its journey to a better world.”
“This transaction is huge for our business as we look to continue our growth journey. We’re very excited to have raised enough capital from a leading impact investor to expand our market-leading position and maintain standards of excellence across all our products. We’re hugely grateful to the team at finnCap, who played a fundamental role, in what we hope, will be a very exciting growth story.”
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