James joined Downing in 2012 and is involved in sourcing and evaluating transactions, alongside managing a number of portfolio companies. James qualified as an ACA with PwC in London, with clients across the insurance, real estate and investment management sectors. Whilst with PwC he spent a year in Hong Kong, where he worked on the IPO of AIG's Asian arm, AIA. Immediately prior to joining Downing he returned to London to run the finance and operations of a small UK-based drinks company. James focuses on businesses seeking growth capital.