James is a corporate finance partner with over 10 years experience in mergers and acquisitions. James focuses on private company M&A, mainly in the North West, including advising on company sales, acquisitions, management buy-outs and private equity fundraising.
James has significant experience in a variety of sectors such as retail, leisure and hospitality and professional practices. Deal size ranges from £5m-£50m. In the last three years James has personally led over 20 successful transactions including: £30m Sale of Fentons LLP to Slater and Gordon, MBO of Grace Cole Limited and £6m investment into Hickory’s Smokehouse by Piper Private Equity.