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James Austin

Investor

Biography

James joined BGF in December 2011 and is head of the South West investment team. He is responsible for the origination and execution of investments in Wales and South West England, with a focus on Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and Dorset. He will also sit on the boards of certain investee companies.

 

After qualifying as a chartered accountant in Glasgow, James specialised in corporate finance transactions surrounding privately owned companies, typically in the SME space. He has worked in the South and South West of England for more than 10 years including as a Director in the RBS Structured Finance Southern team and latterly as an Investment Director in LDC, the Lloyds Banking Group owned private equity house.

 

He has experience of a broad range of sectors and transaction types but always with a bias towards growth companies and with a particular interest in businesses that have the ability to scale rapidly and the qualities of the management teams that are required to support them.

James enjoys golf, rugby and most sports but is usually diverted by three small children and four large dogs

Board Positions

Bullitt Group

Board director

UKCloud

Board director

Vysiion

Board director

Adestra

Board director

MyLife Digital

Board director

Primrose

Board observer

Investments

Contact

Reading

One Valpy, 20 Valpy Street
Reading
RG1 1AR

07872 819093

0118 329 0372