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 advises cloud services security provider Metaphor IT Limited on its merger to create Kerv, a £30m value transaction backed by LDC
Orbis support Kidsout, a charity that gives disadvantaged kids positive experiences to support them becoming future members of our society.
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 were engaged by Radius to provide financial due diligence services for 3 projects over a seven week period.