James is responsible for helping to identify ambitious management teams across the South West and Wales that would benefit from the support of a private equity partner.

Since joining LDC in 2017, he has supported the £11m investment in e-commerce fulfilment specialist James and James, the £80m deal with Plimsoll Productions, the management buyout of outdoor adventure business Zip World and the management buyout of pest control manufacturer Pelsis. He has also played a supporting role on the firm’s continued partnerships with Away Resorts, The NEC Group and A-Gas.

James graduated from Durham University before working at Lloyds Banking Group in roles across a number of teams, including the Commercial Banking Strategy Team, Corporate Markets and in the office of the Chief Operating Officer of the Commercial Bank.

I enjoy rugby, skiing and tennis and have suffered through a number of marathons. I’m currently looking forward to attempting a half ironman in the summer.”

Awards

Private Equity House of the Year

Insider South West Dealmakers

Funding Team of the Year

Insider South West Dealmakers