James Serjeant

Executive Director

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James started his city career in 2000 working with Lorna Tilbian, David Poutney and Paul Richards at WestLB Panmure in Corporate Broking and Equity Syndication before joining Investec Bank in 2002 as part of a team of 5 to develop and grow their Corporate Broking department.  In 2006, he joined Numis Securities where he was Managing Director of Corporate Broking, advising publicly quoted companies including Autotrader, Domino’s Pizza, Rightmove and RWS Holdings.  In 2016, James and David left Numis to stake a controlling stake in Dowgate Capital.  He is Head of Corporate Broking & Advisory and sits on the boards of both Dowgate Capital and the parent company, 3B Capital, in addition to a newly formed business, Dowgate Wealth.  He is heavily involved in strategic direction of these businesses and their respective operations.  James is also a Non-Executive Director of TMT Acquisition Plc.

James has a passion for identifying early stage growth businesses, advising their respective boards and raising the required capital to facilitate their growth ambitions.  He has been involved in the floatation of several micro-cap companies that have grown into multi-billion pound businesses, including Learning Technologies Group, Keywords Studios and S4 Capital.  At Dowgate, he acts for a numbers of private and public entrepreneur-led companies, including S4 Capital, The Panoply and Franchise Brands.

James lives in Sussex with his wife and two sons. He enjoys running and cycling on the South Downs and spends time on the water sailing, swimming and paddle boarding near West Wittering.  James also represents Hurstpierpoint Tennis Club.

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