James Charteris-Black

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

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 one of our fast growth clients in the e-mobility sector.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
BA
Classics
University of Oxford
LPC
BPP University

London

GDL
BPP Law School

London

Languages
English

Experience

Representation of 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. 

Representation on 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. 

Representation of 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%.

Representation of funds advised by Triton Investment Management Limited on the acquisition of ACRE Operating Group, LLC, a leading end-to-end security solutions provider.

Representation of Triton Partners LLP on its €943 million sale of DSI Underground, a globally leading system supplier of innovative technologies for Underground Mining and Tunnelling.