James is an associate in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London. He is a member of our EMEA Private Equity team.
James focuses on private equity acquisitions and equity investments. He has experience on a broad range of transactions including acquisitions, disposals, equity arrangements and general corporate advisory.
James has also spent time on secondment at ADVANZ Pharma, a portfolio company of Nordic Capital.
Representative transactions include:
Avia Solutions Group (ASG), a global aerospace services group, on a strategic partnership with Certares Management LLC (Certares) pursuant to which Certares will make a €300 million structured equity investment in ASG.
Providence Equity Partners LLC on its acquisition of the d&B group
Nordic Capital on the sale of Macrobond, a fast-growing global technology platform providing economic and financial data, to Francisco Partners.
MidEuropa's portfolio company intive GmbH on:
- The acquisition of the DevSpark group
- The acquisition of the SimTLiX group
Norstat AS, the portfolio company of Triton, on its acquisition of Dipsticks Research Limited
Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. on the carve-out and acquisition of the UK private wealth management and investment businesses from Sanlam, the South African financial services and insurance group.
Adelis Equity Partners on its acquisition of the Nordic Biosite group, a product supplier within research and diagnostics
CVC Capital Partners, a private equity and investment advisory firm, on its acquisition of a minority stake in FutureLife a.s. an assisted reproduction and genetics business headquartered in the Czech Republic and with clinics across the CEE, Netherlands, Finland, the UK, Ireland, Romania and Estonia.
Antin Next Gen Fund on its investment into SNRG, which provides an end-to-end service designing, funding, building and operating microgrids that help facilitate an all-electric, zero carbon transition.
Karo Kealthcare (an EQT portfolio company) on the £235m acquisition of Lamisil from Haleon.
dMY Technology Group, Inc. II (NYSE: DMYD), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in its US$1.5 billion business combination with UK-based Genius Sports Group, the leading provider of sports data and technology powering the sports, betting and media ecosystem.
The sale by Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 4 (MEIF4) of its 69.4% interest in Società Gasdotti Italia (SGI) to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP). SGI is the largest independent gas transmission operator in Italy.
N + P Beheer B.V., an energy from waste start-up company which has invented a waste pellet which tackles two world issues of: (i) landfilling non-recyclable plastic; and (ii) reducing the reliance on coal and other fossil fuels. The transaction involved the buy-out of an existing passive minority investor, taking a 25% investment from Mercuria Energy Trading (an energy and commodity trading group), and the entry into a convertible loan with Mercuria for a further c10% and a call option for a further c.5%.
Funds advised by Triton Investment Management Limited on the acquisition of ACRE Operating Group, LLC, a leading end-to-end security solutions provider.
Triton Partners LLP on its €943 million sale of DSI Underground, a globally leading system supplier of innovative technologies for Underground Mining and Tunnelling.