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 is a member of the Institute for Turnarounds (IFT) and a trustee for Cerebal Palsy Midlands.
Orbis were engaged by Radius to provide financial due diligence services for 3 projects over a seven week period.
Orbis Partners have completed another successful cross-border deal with the sale of AWS Electronics Group to InCap Oyj in conjunction with Clairfield International.
Orbis Partners have completed another high-profile healthcare deal with the sale of Pebbles Care to Ardenton Capital for an undisclosed strategic price.
Orbis has advised the Unsworth Family on their majority investment in Geary’s Bakeries (Geary’s), the UK’s number one artisanal craft bakery.