James Worrall

Partner

Financial Services Sector | Corporate

About James

James is a partner in the firm’s Corporate team, specialising in domestic and cross border mergers and acquisitions, corporate structures and group reorganisations. James is recommended in both Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500, independent guides to the legal profession, and is a member of the CBI’s Future Leaders Network.

Having joined the firm in 2010, James acts for UK and international corporates and shareholders on a range of domestic and cross-border corporate finance transactions. James is recognised by industry publications as an “M&A specialist” and as “an excellent communicator who gives strong advice”.

James is a member of the firm’s Financial Services sector group and has advised businesses from across the sector, including asset managers, financial advisers and insurance brokerages, on corporate finance transactions. James has also advised a number of FinTech businesses on a variety of debt and equity funding arrangements.

Recent transactions on which James has advised include:

  • Advising the shareholders of Hybrid on a £13m private equity investment from LDC
  • Advising the incoming management team on Anacap Financial Partners’ acquisition of Wealthtime
  • Advising Fidelius Financial Holdings on its simultaneous acquisition of Chartered Financial Management (UK) from, and disposal of Parallel Investment Management to, Pacific Asset Management
  • Advising the shareholders of Search Star on the sale of the company to Welocalize
  • Advising the shareholders of Higos Holdings on the sale of the Higos Group to Global Risk Partners
  • Advising the incoming management team on Zetland Capital’s investment in Portobello Starboard

Specialisms

  • Corporate governance & advisory
  • Financial Services
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Reorganisations & Restructuring
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity

Thank you for the excellent work to get us to closure on time. Tremendous patience, hard work and professionalism throughout.

Alan Baldwin, Applicable Limited