James is a Partner at Transcend Corporateand has 20 years of experience in international mergers & acquisitions, business strategy and senior finance roles. He specialises in Industrial Products, building on his 12 years of experience with IMI plc, the global engineering group.
James started his career in the accountancy profession with Andersen/Deloitte in Assurance & Business Advisory, then later moved into Transaction Services where he discovered a passion for M&A. He has worked for many years in Corporate M&A roles for both CelesioAG (Wholesale, distribution and retail of pharmaceuticals) and IMI plc (Industrial flow control products). He has held a variety of senior finance roles with IMI plc at divisional, regional and company levels. Most recently he was the Finance & IT Director of a specialist valve manufacturing business.
James is a graduate of the University of Nottingham (Industrial Economics), and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW).
Details of some transactions worked on in recent years are shown below. In addition to his M&A credentials, James has gained considerable operational and leadership experience from his roles in industry.