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James Paterson


Personal Profile

James is a Partner in the Corporate Department. James focuses on private equity transactions with extensive experience acting for management teams and owner/founder-managers, as well as private equity institutions and investee companies.

James also provides general advisory and transactional services to corporate businesses and entrepreneurs with his practice covering a variety of sectors including financial services, recruitment, retail and oil and gas.

Key Experience

  • Advising Golfbreaks, a market leader in golf travel, on a minority investment in it by the PGA TOUR, the world’s premier membership organisation for touring professional golfers.

  • Advising the reinvesting senior management team of Omar Group Limited on the management buy-out of Omar Group Limited backed by Rutland Partners.

  • Acted for Chamonix Private Equity and management as both sellers and as reinvesting management on the secondary buy out of Mettis Aerospace backed by Stirling Square Capital Partners.
  • Advising Barclays Natural Resources and the management sellers on the secondary buyout of UK Power Reserve (Holdings) Limited by a company backed by Equistone Private Equity and Inflexion Private Equity.  
  • Advising the management sellers on the subsequent sale by them (and Equistone Private Equity and Inflexion Private Equity) of UK Power Reserve (Holdings) Limited to Sembcorp Industries.
  • Advising the sellers and management team of Hemisphere Yachting on the buyout of Hemisphere Yachting to Lonsdale Capital Partners.
  • Advising Golfbreaks Limited on the sale of its division Teeofftimes to Comcast Corporation, an American mass media company and one of the largest broadcasting and cable companies in the world.
  • Advising Quotient Bioresearch Group Limited in relation to the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary Pharmaceutical Profiles Group Limited to BDC Bidco 62 Limited.
  • Advising on the management buy-out by the senior executive team of the specialist international telecoms recruiter Penta Consulting.
  • Acted for the management team on the buy-out by ECI Partners of specialist online home insurer Avantia Insurance Ltd.
  • Acted for the management team of Agencyport Software Europe Limited (Agencyport Europe) on the £64.1 million disposal to Xchanging plc.
  • Acting for a UK home builder group on its sale to a private equity group and investment management company which valued the group at £210m.
  • Advising Risk Capital Partners on the MBO of Bread Holdings.

Career History

Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Solicitor, Dundas & Wilson LLP
Trainee, Dundas & Wilson LLP
The College of Law - Guildford, LPC
University of Exeter, Law (LLB)

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