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

Since joining LDC in 2017, he has supported the investment in oracle specialist DSP,  the MBO of tech-enabled marine services business Idwal, the £131m sale of Plimsoll Productions to ITV plc, the investment and exit of award-winning Cakesmiths, the investment in media tech firm Sohonet, the £11m investment in e-commerce fulfilment specialist James & James and the MBOs of outdoor adventure business Zip World and pest control manufacturer Pelsis. He has also played a supporting role on the firm’s partnerships with Away ResortsThe 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.

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LDC has a proven track record of backing growing tech business and supporting ambitious acquisitive growth strategies. We are really excited to work closely with the team at LDC to further enhance our market leading products and services.”

Chuck Parker, CEO


Funder of the Year

Insider Wales Dealmakers 2023

Deal of the Year/Private Equity Deal of the Year

Idwal – Insider Wales Dealmakers 2023

Private Equity House of the Year

Insider South West Dealmakers

Funding Team of the Year

Insider South West Dealmakers