James is a corporate tax partner specialising in transactions based in our Birmingham office. His role includes providing due diligence, structuring and other transaction-related advice to investors, businesses and management teams. He co-ordinates input from technical specialists and overseas teams and use this to deliver clear, commercial advice to clients. He has advised on over 150 transactions to date across a variety of sectors and prior to joining RSM, he was at a Big four firm for 15 years.

James has a particular expertise in advising mid-market private equity funds and their portfolio companies, helping them to navigate tax issues throughout the investment lifecycle, managing risk and protecting shareholder value on exit. This can include tax actions in the post-deal '100-day plan, helping management to embed the acquisition structure, address due diligence issues, bolt-on acquisitions, refinancing, restructuring, exit readiness and support through a sale process. His client base also includes owner-managed, privately-owned and listed businesses.

When asked what motivates him in his role, James said:

I am passionate about helping businesses with their growth ambitions. It gives me a buzz to work on a transaction and great satisfaction knowing that my advice has helped to support a successful investment.

Outside of work, James loves spending time with his wife and two children. His interests include Formula 1, playing squash and cycling.

James' RSM timeline:

  • 2022: joined RSM as Partner in Birmingham

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