James has been a private equity investor since 2004 and has experience originating and managing investments across a range of sectors. Over the last five years James has focused on investing in credit opportunities and financial services businesses. Prior to joining the team, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC, worked for E&Y in an IT consulting role and, previously worked as a commercial director for a software engineering firm. James has a degree in History and Politics from Exeter University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Key recent transactions include Krunch, Spring, Shawbrook Bank and Target Group. James is currently a non-executive of Target Group and is a member of the Group Pricing and Risk Committee for Shawbrook Bank.