James is an Associate Director in the corporate practice. He advises investors, management teams and companies on all aspects of the private equity and venture capital markets and specialises in Technology work.
James' practice focuses on venture and growth capital transactions, private equity buyouts, buy-and-build projects and exits.
Much of James' work is within the Tech, Media and Comms sector, particularly advising high-growth technology companies and the institutional funds investing in them, including, amongst other areas, in the fintech, insurtech, cybersecurity, enterprise software and video games markets.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
I have a strong interest in working with businesses at the forefront of the digitalisation movement. My work focuses on helping those companies and their investors as they drive transformative change and disrupt existing methods using new technology.
Advised Synova Capital on a significant investment into Mediatonic, a leading global developer and publisher of video games.
Advised Prodigy Finance, a global fintech platform, on a $40 million Series C equity round led by Index Ventures as part of a larger $240m capital raise.
Advised BGF on its £6 million investment in Amdaris, an industry-leading software developer and digital transformation specialist.
Advised Funding Circle, the world’s leading online marketplace for business lending, on its $150 million fundraising. read more.
Advised Flock, a London-based startup pioneering the use of real-time data in insurance, on its £2.25 global seed funding round. Read more.
Growth Capital Partners
Advised GCP on a multi-million investment in cyber security services company, Bridewell Consulting.
Advised LDC on its investment in Sohonet, a leading international provider of connectivity, collaboration software, media services and network security for the media and entertainment industry.
Advised the shareholders of Meritsoft, a leading provider of intelligent software solutions to global capital markets participants, on its sale to Cognizant, one of the world’s leading professional services companies.
The Players' Tribune
Advised sports media company The Players’ Tribune on the launch of its EMEA platform in partnership with FC Barcelona's Gerard Piqué. Read more.
Advised Brazilian venture capital manager, Monashees, on its lead investment in AI energy analytics start-up Vortexa’s $19m Series B investment round. Read more.
Clean Growth Fund
Advised the Clean Growth Fund on a £6 million co-investment with Gulf Oil in Indra, the UK’s leading smart charging technology company. Read more.
Advised digital onboarding platform, Thirdfort, on its £1.5m fund raising, including investment by digital entrepreneur Alex Chesterman (founder of Cazoo, Zoopla and LoveFilm). Read more.
Cadence Equity Partners
Advised Cadence Equity Partners on its investment in Aquam Water Services, a provider of data-led services to the UK water industry. Read more.
Advised LDC on an investment in Plimsoll Productions, one of the largest independent television production companies in the UK, valuing the business at around £80 million. Read more.
Advised Synova Capital on its investment into Preventx, the UK’s leading provider of online-led sexual health testing and diagnostic services. Read more.
Growth Capital Partners
Advised Growth Capital Partners on an investment in GTS Flexible Materials, a specialist manufacturer of technically differentiated adhesives, flexible laminates and insulation materials.