James is a partner at Oaklins Cavendish, one of Oaklins’ member firms in the UK. With a particular focus on logistics, industrial, and media & digital transactions, James has completed 19 transactions since joining the firm in 2011, with over two-thirds of these companies being sold to an overseas purchaser. The most recent of these was the sale of Cadogan Tate, the premium specialist logistics group offering packing, moving, shipping, storage and insurance for fine art and other valuable possessions, to H2 Equity Partners. James also led the sale of Sterling Relocation, Europe’s largest independent relocation company, to Unigroup, Inc, the largest household goods moving company in the USA.
Prior to joining Oaklins Cavendish, James worked on 20 deals covering technology, insurance, property repair and aerospace & defense in two and a half years at a regional corporate finance boutique. James is a chartered accountant by background, qualifying at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2008. He graduated with a first-class economics degree from Southampton University.