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 Cerebral Palsy Midlands.

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Recent News

Orbis advise on the sale of Little BigPaw to Petbuddy Group AB
23rd September 2022

Orbis have advised the shareholders of The First Class Pet Company (trading as Little BigPaw) on the sale of the business to Petbuddy Group AB, an investor backed group focussed on acquiring and growing premium pet brands.

Orbis advise on the sale of Regis Healthcare to Elysium Healthcare
14th September 2022

Orbis advised on the sale of Regis Healthcare, a CAMHS low secure mental health hospital, to Elysium Healthcare.

Orbis advise Stuart Turner on their acquisition of AGM
25th August 2022

Orbis has advised Stuart Turner on their strategic acquisition of Aquatronic Group Management (“AGM”), a leading provider of cold-water boosting equipment and services in the UK.

Orbis advise on the sale of OGL Computer Support and CyberGuard Technologies to Wavenet
18th August 2022

Orbis Partners have advised on the sale of OGL Computer Support and CyberGuard Technologies to Wavenet.

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