James is an Associate in the Leeds Corporate Finance team and advises corporates, financial institutions and private equity houses on a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate re-organisations, joint ventures and disposals. James also has experience in running multiple bolt-on acquisition programmes for large corporates with a focus on high volume, lower value acquisition processes.

His experience to date has included:

  • acting for Samworth Brothers on its disposal of its desserts business, Blueberry Foods, to Bakkavor
  • advising LDC on its investment in NBS alongside The Royal Institute of British Architects and members of the management team
  • advising the selling shareholders on the sale of recruitment sector business de Poel to Bain Capital
  • advising the shareholders of Go Outdoors (including 3i and YFM) on the £112m sale to JD Sports
  • advising the cornerstone investors in a niche start up challenger bank
  • advising M.K.M and its shareholders on a secondary MBO backed by Bain Capital
  • advising LDC on their management buyout of PAW Structures
  • advising SGG (funded by Astorg Partners) on the acquisition of multi-jurisdictional fund administration business, Augentius 
  • working on high volume multiple acquisition programmes for both Simplyhealth and the Broker Network