James Wakefield
Partner and Chairman
Investment Committee Member

James is an experienced private equity investor having spent almost 30 years in the industry.  He was one of the four Partners who established Westbridge in 2008.  In addition to chairing the management company and Investment Committee, he is involved with originating/executing new transactions, portfolio management and fundraising.  

Prior to establishing WestBridge, he worked at Bridgepoint Capital (formerly NatWest Equity Partners) for 22 years. During this period, James successfully ran two of Bridgepoint's regional offices, having originally been a member of the London transaction team. 

He has also been Chairman or Non Executive Director of over 30 companies of varying sizes/stages of development across a wide range of sectors.  This includes both WestBridge/Bridgepoint backed companies as well as other privately owned businesses.

 

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