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James Stoddart

Bestport Private Equity

London, UK

Founder Partner

Bestport Private Equity

James Stoddart

Biography

James Stoddart is a Founder Partner of Bestport Private Equity, a UK based private equity fund manager, with over 20 years' experience in Private Equity investing in the UK.

James has backed several successful businesses including Creditcall, Active Hotels Ltd, Dot Net Solutions, Bango.net and Dr Foster. In 2005 he co-founded Bestport which has successfully raised and invested institutional and HNW Private Equity funds in over 20 companies. Bestport manage and offer investment opportunities to its co-investment club of over 100 entrepreneurs and successful businessman who are looking for access to unique private equity opportunities.

James started his career working in corporate finance for Oppenheimer in New York before joining the corporate strategy division of Hutchison Whampoa in Hong Kong. He spent six years involved in corporate turnaround work for Postern prior to establishing Bamboo Investments PLC, raising £16 million to make early stage, high growth venture investments largely in the technology sector.

James gained a Bachelor of Science in Business from Boston University.

James Stoddart’s Newsfeed

11 May 2017
Bestport Completes MBO of Nu-Heat UK Limited

Bestport has completed the MBO of underfloor heating specialist Nu-Heat UK Limited (“Nu-Heat”), backing the management team to acquire the business from the founder shareholders. Nu-Heat has grown strongly in recent years to become a £15m turnover business. The deal was concluded with equity from Bestport and a unitranche debt facility from Beechbrook Capital.

James Stoddart’s Background

Founder Partner
Mar 2005 - Present
London, UK
Bestport is an FCA registered fund management Private Equity firm investing in growth capital & smaller buyout opportunities in the UK. Bestport manages a variety of different funds. James sits on the boards of several companies and is responsible for the investments in Creditcall, Dot Net Solutions, Snaptrip and Lewmar.
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Stonesfield Capital
Managing Director
May 2003 - Present
London, UK
Stonesfield Capital is an FCA registered fund management business. It provides capital, advice and management expertise to fast growing UK businesses.
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James Stoddart’s Education

BSBA
1985 - 1988
1979 - 1983