James is a member of the portfolio team and manages several investments across the South of England. These include both small buy-outs (such as Macro Art, a graphics solutions business) and growth capital investments (including Elucidat, an e-learning content authoring platform). He recently oversaw the sale of the software firm Group BC, delivering a return well in excess of 3x for investors.
James joined YFM from Barclays’ captive private equity arm, Barclays Ventures, latterly Barclays Principal Investments. During his 10 years there he worked with businesses across a range of sectors to drive value creation and realisation. James orginally qualified as an ACA at BDO and then spent two years in the corporate finance team there, working on buy-side advisory mandates.
James' hobbies include running, football, horse racing (watching, not riding) and the occasional trip to the theatre. Otherwise his time is spent ferrying around his two young children.