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Team / James Austin

James Austin

Investor  /  Reading


James joined BGF in December 2011 and is head of the Thames Valley 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 is a member of the BGF Investment Committee and 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 15 years including in RBS Structured Finance and latterly 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.



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