James joined Acuity as Vice President in 2021, and is a member of the Deep Tech team.

James has a decade of experience advising entrepreneurs, founders and management teams on the next steps in their life cycles. He has significant transaction experience across debt and equity fundraising, sell-side, buy-side, MBOs, SPACs and EOTs. He has a particular skill in identifying and presenting a business’ key drivers and USPs to interested parties.

He has managed many cross border transactions working across the UK, European, US and Australasian markets.

James qualified as a chartered accountant in Manchester, and worked in Sydney, Australia for three years before moving back to the UK. James holds a BA in Ancient History from the University of Manchester.

“From the outset, the Acuity Advisors team were able to quickly appreciate the strategic significance of our technology offering and Moortec’s unique positioning within the industry. Acuity Advisors provided sector-aware guidance to our senior team, methodically working with us and Synopsys to reach this successful outcome which will benefit not only our employees and shareholders but also our combined global customer base. We are extremely pleased to have selected Acuity Advisors and we thank them for the invaluable professional support they have provided.”

CEO, Moortec


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