James Smallridge




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James is principally responsible for the sourcing and execution of transactions across the UK and Europe. Before joining ESO, James was a Partner at Core Capital responsible for sourcing, making and managing investments in the UK lower mid-market.  James was also an Investment Manager at RJD Partners, a UK lower mid-market private equity investor. James spent nine years with KPMG within its corporate finance team in London. 

He holds a BEng (Civil) (Hons) from University of Bristol and is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.

James is passionate about his family. “I enjoy many things in life, but what I really enjoy the most is spending time with my family.” He is most keen to learn UK sign language.

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