Corporate & Securities, Private Equity, Private Equity, Funds & Investment Management
"James West is very strong at building relationships with opposing counsel.’ He 'is highly responsive and a pleasure to work with."
James West advises clients on matters including venture and development capital, mid-market buyouts, and corporate M&A as well as working with both investors and management teams on buy-and-build strategies.
James's clients include private equity firms, hedge funds, management teams, joint ventures and both institutional and minority investors. He also regularly acts on both the buy- and sell-side of transactions. In recent years, James has advised on the acquisition of a number of technology-focused businesses, in particular in the travel industry, as well as transactions in the financial services sector, including insurance and IFAs.
- Cloud Technology Solutions (CTS), a Marlin Equity Partners portfolio company, on its strategic merger with Appsbroker Ltd, a leading digital transformation consultancy.
- Flexpoint Ford on its investment in the UK's first capitalised hybrid fronting insurance carrier.
- Omni Partners, an investment management firm focused on private markets, on its acquisition of the LED phototherapy business, Aesthetic Technology.
- Marlin Equity Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in Cloud Technology Solutions Group -- one of Europe's largest and fastest growing Google Cloud partners.
- Inspirit Capital, a UK-based PE investment fund, in connection with its acquisition of the Civil Training business of Babcock International plc.
- Listed as a Next Generation Partner and key lawyer for Private Equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250 million). Legal 500
- "James West is another key figure in the team and stood out in 2021 for his work on carve-out acquisitions. He is listed as a Next Generation Partner and key lawyer for Private Equity. The team (for us James West and Electra Callan) always perform to the highest standards and deliver to tight timelines. They have a unique ability to connect with their counterparties to ensure a seamless legal process and execution." "James West is very strong at building relationships with opposing counsel." "I worked with Perry Yam, James West, Electra Callan and Tarun Patel. All were exceptional." "Perry Yam leads the team effectively and is able to cut through complex problems. James West is highly responsive and a pleasure to work with." Legal 500
- Listed as a Next Generation Partner and key lawyer for Private Equity. "James West is an outstanding lawyer who has delivered for us time after time. No deal is too large or small. James has built strong rapport with my European colleagues who have also come to admire his energy, tenacity, flexibility and diligence. He is very comfortable with numbers and financial concepts which means our contracts are very robust time and again." Legal 500
- "James West is an outstanding lawyer who has delivered for us time after time. No deal is too large or small." Legal 500
- Nottingham Law School, LPC
- University of Manchester, LLB
- England and Wales