James has been a private equity investor since 2004 and has experience originating and managing investments across a range of sectors. Over the last ten 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 Capitalflow, Visionblue, Miles Smith, Bidx1, Green Deal Finance Company, JaJa, 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.