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, Homes Caring for Autism, iESCo, Storm Gaming, Laidlaw and Ham Baker Group. 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 Cerebal Palsy Midlands.

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Recent News

Orbis Partners advise Metaphor on its merger to form Kerv
29th July 2020

Orbis advises cloud services security provider Metaphor IT Limited on its merger to create Kerv, a £30m value transaction backed by LDC

Orbis Supports KidsOut! Have a Ball at Home
7th July 2020

Orbis support Kidsout, a charity that gives disadvantaged kids positive experiences to support them becoming future members of our society.

Orbis Partners Supports KidsOut Appeal For Help
8th April 2020

Orbis support Kidsout, a charity that gives disadvantaged kids positive experiences to support them becoming future members of our society. The Coronavirus outbreak has forced KidsOut to cancel or postpone all Fundraising events over the next 3-6 months resulting in a loss of over £400k.

Orbis Partners Advises Radius Payment Solutions on Multiple Deals in 2019
26th February 2020

Orbis were engaged by Radius to provide financial due diligence services for 3 projects over a seven week period.

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