James Darlington

Investment Director


Maven Office

Office Tel No.
0161 233 3500

Primary Geographical Focus
North West

Recent Investments

Delio Ltd; Airtime Rewards Ltd; Orka Technology Group Ltd

Key Sector Experience

FinTech, Software, Marketplace Platforms, Rewards & Customer Engagement, Recruitment

James joined Maven in 2017 and is based in our Manchester office. His responsibilities include deal origination and execution across Northern England.

Prior to joining Maven, James spent six years at EY within the Assurance and Corporate Finance divisions in Manchester, where he was involved in a range of transactions including acquisition finance, large corporate refinancing and stressed deals, and worked on a variety of deal structures.

James holds an Honours degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Newcastle and is a Chartered Accountant.

Outside of work James enjoys playing sport, watching his team – Manchester City and spending time with family & friends.

Working in private equity is challenging and rewarding in equal measure. Every day I get to work with great leaders and have the opportunity to play a significant part in helping them navigate the journeys to building great businesses.

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With a network of 10 offices and a national investment team, including professionals from a variety of commercial, financial and industry backgrounds, we have an enhanced regional presence giving us a different perspective to many other funders. 


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