James Blake

Managing Partner
EmailJames.Blake@growthcapital.co.uk Tel0207 024 9800
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James is a founding Partner in GCP.

James is a senior member of the Investment Committee and involved in all aspects of the business including origination, portfolio management and investor relations. He played a key role in the successful investment and realisation of GCP Fund II, leading on Entec, Allen & Heath and Amor which were all successfully exited. Notable deals he led in GCP Fund III include Iglu.com which was sold to LDC, etc venues and John Henry Group. James also sits on the Board of Advanced Insulation. He was heavily involved in the fundraising for GCP Fund IV and sits on the Boards of Arrow Business Communications and DMW.

Previously James worked for 3i investing in regional lower mid-market buyouts and development capital deals. He has also worked in various operational roles in small and medium sized businesses including exiting the family run distribution company to trade. Prior to this he spent five years in the Army serving with The Parachute Regiment.

James has a BSc in Economics from University College London and an MBA from Warwick.

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