Lead Forensics

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 investments in the award-winning Cakesmiths and media tech firm Sohonet, the £11m investment in e-commerce fulfilment specialist James & James, the £80m deal with Plimsoll Productions and the management buyouts of outdoor adventure business Zip World and 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.

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Stef, James and the LDC team in Bristol are based just a short walk away from our bakery which was a key factor in our decision when choosing a partner to support our growth plans.”
Simon Harris, Managing Director


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