James is responsible for originating transactions for in the £2million - £100million equity range. James joined the London office of LDC in 2015 to focus on new business. Prior to this James was an Associate Director at Grant Thornton in a sponsor coverage role working with upper mid-market private equity houses. James has extensive experience of the private equity industry. He spent ten years at 3i in business development working across General Industrial and TMT sectors. His last role at 3i was Head of Research before joining Directorbank, a specialist private equity search consultancy, where he was responsible for the research function.