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James Blake

James joined GCP in 2005 and is a member of the investment committee. He is involved in all aspects of the business including deal origination, portfolio management and investor relations.

James played a key role in the successful investment and realisation of Fund II, sitting on the Boards of Entec, Allen & Heath and Amor. In September 2013 he led the successful sale of Amor to Lockheed Martin which delivered a great return to our investors.

James has also led Fund III investments into Etc.venues, John Henry Group, Advanced Insulation and the successful exits from iglu.com and FLYdocs. This year James led the first investment in Fund IV, Arrow Business Communications.

Previously, James worked in 3i’s regional business investing in lower mid-market management buyouts and development capital deals. He has also worked in industry, successfully managing and exiting a medium-sized distribution company. Prior to this, he spent five years in The Parachute Regiment.

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

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