A Director in Acuity’s Deep Tech team, James has over a decade’s experience in technology investment banking and finance, advising shareholders, founders and management teams through transformational transactions.

He has a particular focus on advising on fundraises and exits for the European Deep Tech and Semiconductor ecosystem, and is well connected in the community. James’ financial background ensures he is well placed to analyse financial aspects of transactions and assist management teams in preparing for key parts of a transaction.

James qualified as a chartered accountant in Manchester, and worked in Sydney, Australia for three years before moving back to the UK.

Acuity helped us complete this transaction in record time. Their strong and cohesive team forged excellent links with the PTSL team, providing value, support, and drive throughout the process. Huge thanks to Matthew, James, Naomi and the team for their hard work in making the process seamless for all.

CEO & Co-Founder, PTSL


James spends a lot of his free time trying to entertain his sons, who he hopes one day will follow his lead, enjoying time on the golf course, walking in the countryside and following the football.