Associate Director, Private Equity
James is responsible for originating and executing acquisition opportunities in the United Kingdom.
Prior to joining Ardenton, James spent four years within Deloitte’s Mergers & Acquisitions advisory team, where he executed both buy-side and sell-side transactions for a number of U.K. mid-market private equity investment houses. James has both national and international deal experience across a range of sectors and has worked closely with owner-managed businesses looking to create and extract value.
James qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the audit practice of Deloitte in Manchester, U.K., where he spent three years before joining Everton Football club, an English Premier League football team. Whilst at Everton James worked directly with the CEO and COO for two years on strategic club priorities including a re-financing of the training facility and new stadium planning. James holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Science from Manchester Business School.