As an Associate Director at Spectrum James focuses on all aspects of project delivery as well as developing his relationships across the South-East corporate, private equity and M&A community.
Prior to joining the team he spent the last seven years working in Grant Thornton's corporate finance team and a corporate finance boutique.
During this time he worked with a number of mid-market entrepreneurial businesses, their owners and management teams, at various stages of the business lifecycle to help fulfil their ambitions. This includes three years of transaction services experience gained in the early part of his career in corporate finance, which involved the execution of financial due diligence engagements for various mid-market private equity, bank and acquisitive corporate funded transactions both domestically and internationally.
His lead advisory experience includes acquisitions, disposals, fundraisings and strategic advice. A selection of his lead advisory transactions include the MBI of Redeem, disposal of Basildon Chemicals, Selection Services acquisition of 8el, Maindec's acquisition of CSA Waverley, accelerated disposal of a motor dealership, ByBox's acquisition of the Business Direct operations of DX Network Services Ltd and the refinancing of both Geos Group and an IT services company.
Out of working hours, James enjoys football, rugby and Formula 1.
"We have worked with Spectrum over a number of years to position the business for this sale process,and to position us for our next phase of development and growth. The Spectrum team of Simon, Ian and James supported us superbly throughout what was a complex transaction, offering pragmatic and professional advice,often mixed with great humour when required! We are delighted with the outcome, and to be working alongside Baird Capital to develop the business further and serve our valued client base."Guy Rowley, CEO, Clearwater Group plc
Finalist - UK Corporate Finance House of the Year
CORPORATE FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR
CORPORATE FINANCE ADVISER OF THE YEAR - CLIVE HATCHARD
LARGE DEAL OF THE YEAR (OVER 50M) - BYBOX MBO FUNDED BY LDC
MID-RANGE DEAL OF THE YEAR (£10M-£50M) - RUSH HAIR GROUP INVESTMENT BY LDC