James Garland

Investment Manager
South West & Wales

James is responsible for helping to identify ambitious management teams across the South West and Wales that would benefit from the support of a private equity partner.

Since joining LDC in 2017, he has supported the £80m deal with Plimsoll Productions, the management buyout of outdoor adventure business Zip World, the management buyout of pest control manufacturer Pelsis and the development capital investment in engineering consultancy Patrick Parsons. He has also played a supporting role on the firm’s continued partnerships with Away Resorts, The NEC Group and A-Gas.

James graduated from Durham University before working at Lloyds Banking Group in roles across a number of teams, including the Commercial Banking Strategy Team, Corporate Markets and in the office of the Chief Operating Officer of the Commercial Bank.

I enjoy rugby, skiing and tennis and have suffered through a number of marathons. I’m currently looking forward to attempting a half ironman in the summer.