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 is a member of the Institute for Turnarounds (IFT) and a trustee for Cerebral Palsy Midlands.
Orbis has advised Minworth headquartered Premier Paper Group on the acquisition of Dublin based GPMI.
Orbis has advised Minworth headquartered Premier Paper Group on its acquisition of speciality packaging and retail display company WBC.
Orbis have advised Broadriver Holdings on its disposal to an Employee Ownership Trust.
Orbis have advised on the sale of Kestrel Aluminium Systems Limited and Kestrel Powder Coating Limited (together “Kestrel”) to Schueco UK Limited.