James Wild Partner, Head of M&A

James is Head of M&A at RSM UK and co-leads the technology sector within M&A. He has over 17 years’ experience and focuses on private company M&A, including advising on company sales, acquisitions, management buy-outs and private equity fundraising. In recent times James has led transactions valued in excess of £1bn in total in the UK and globally. James has recent experience in SaaS, IT and telecoms and a niche specialism within additive manufacturing (3D printing).

I enjoy building great relationships with business owners and playing a major role in advising them on a significant step for their business and them personally. I have a passion for the technology sector, and strong links to the private equity community. I also enjoy leading a specialist team of people. 

Outside of work James is married with two children and spends most of his time trying to convince his family to support his beloved Liverpool (with varying degrees of success). He has mainly hung up his cricket boots now and enjoys managing his daughter’s U11’s cricket team at Lindow – top of the league, he’s proud to say.


James’s RSM timeline:

  • 2021: National Head of M&A
  • 2021: Head of M&A in the North West region
  • 2015: Promoted to Partner to lead the Manchester M&A business
  • 2002: Moved to RSM CF
  • 1999: Joined RSM as a graduate in audit