James Grenfell

James is a founding partner of Orbis and was a key figure in the history of Orbis Partners and Intrinsic Equity which you can see in our timeline.

James has over 25 years experience as a dealmaker, financier, and investor working predominantly within the Midlands business community. His career started with Deloitte Corporate finance, and he subsequently set up Birmingham’s first corporate finance boutique in 1999, which was sold to Kroll in 2003 and reacquired as Orbis Partners in 2006.

During this period James has invested in over 30 private businesses and currently holds board roles with Abacus Lighting and iESCo. Over the last ten years, James has focused on financing and managing distressed businesses, working in partnership with management teams and stakeholders.

James still maintains an active role in the Orbis team using his experiences as both an advisor and investor, particularly within the healthcare and industrials sectors.

James is a member of the Institute for Turnarounds (IFT) and a trustee for Cerebral Palsy Midlands.

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Recent News

Orbis advises Premier Paper on Irish acquisition
12th January 2023

Orbis has advised Minworth headquartered Premier Paper Group on the acquisition of Dublin based GPMI.

Orbis advises on a new acquisition for Premier Paper Group
7th December 2022

Orbis has advised Minworth headquartered Premier Paper Group on its acquisition of speciality packaging and retail display company WBC.

Orbis advise Broadriver Holdings on its disposal to an Employee Ownership Trust
24th October 2022

Orbis have advised Broadriver Holdings on its disposal to an Employee Ownership Trust.

Orbis advise on the sale of Kestrel to Schueco UK Ltd
17th October 2022

Orbis have advised on the sale of Kestrel Aluminium Systems Limited and Kestrel Powder Coating Limited (together “Kestrel”) to Schueco UK Limited.

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The statutory directors of Orbis Partners Ltd are Chris Gregory, James Grenfell, Gary Ecob and Shah Zaki.