Cavendish Corporate Finance
James Ellis is a Director with Cavendish Corporate Finance, one of Oaklins member firms in the UK. James has completed fifteen transactions since joining Cavendish in 2011, with over two thirds of these companies being sold to an overseas purchaser. James has a particular focus on industrials, media and digital, and business services transactions at Cavendish. James’ highest profile transaction was the £135m sale of Fandstan Electric to NYSE listed Wabtec Corporation in June 2014. 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, in June 2014.
Prior to Cavendish, James worked on 20 deals covering technology, insurance, property repair and aerospace and defence in two and a half years at a regional corporate finance boutique. James also assisted in the appraisal of possible investment opportunities for a venture capital fund run by a high net worth individual who had previously invented capacitive touch sensing technology for consumer applications such as the iPhone, giving him a unique insight into buy side investment processes.
James is a chartered accountant by background, qualifying at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2008. James graduated with a first class Economics degree from Southampton University in 2005, winning the Pearce and Rowan Prize for best final examination performance and achieving a shortlisting in the national finals of The SET Economics Student of the Year Award.
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