James Gracey Associate

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James Gracey

James Gracey
Associate

T: +44 20 7809 2607 M: +44 7702 142 259 Email James | vCard Office: London

James is a corporate associate who specialises in private M&A, joint ventures, corporate re-organisations and equity fundraisings. James acts for clients within a range of sectors but has a particular interest and focus in financial services and the energy sector. 
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James advises clients across a broad range of sectors, with a specific focus on financial services (having spent time on secondment with leading insurance broker The Ardonagh Group) and the energy sector. James has advised a variety of UK and international clients, having undertaken an international secondment with the firm's Singapore corporate department. 
  • Public and private M&A
  • Private equity
  • Equity capital markets

Arthur J Gallagher & Co. 

Advised Arthur J Gallagher & Co. (the American global insurance brokerage firm) on its acquisition of specialist insurance broker The Bollington Wilson Group.

Arcola Energy

Advised the sellers of Arcola Energy (a leading specialist in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies) on their sale to Canadian listed company Ballard Power Systems.

The Ardonagh Group Limited

Advised The Ardonagh Group Limited (the UK's largest independent insurance distribution platform) on its acquisition of Lloyd’s of London broker Oxford Insurance Group.

Cirium

Advised Cirium, a subsidiary of FTSE 100 publishing and exhibitions company RELX Plc, on its acquisition of a travel technology start-up.

Arcus Infrastructure Partners 

Advised Arcus Infrastructure Partners (the multinational fund manager) on its acquisition of leading container leasing and rental company Peacock Containers Holding Pte

More: Public and private M&A

Elysian Capital LLP

Advised Elysian Capital on its acquisition and investment, in conjunction with management, in Eton Bridge Partners Ltd.

Bowmark Capital LLP

Advised Bowmark Capital LLP on its significant minority investment in Focus 4 U Ltd.

Five Arrows Secondary Opportunities

Advised Five Arrows (the private equity investment arm of Rothschild & Co.) on its investment in VIA Equity, a Danish private equity group.

More: Private equity

Acacia Pharma Group PLC

Advised Euronext Brussels-listed Acacia Pharma Group plc on its successful €25 million fundraising.

Landore Resources Limited

Advised Landore Resources Limited (the Canadian based exploration and development company) in relation to subscriptions undertaken in January 2020 and June 2020.

Providence Resources plc

Advised Providence Resources plc (the Irish oil and gas exploration company), whose shares are quoted in London (AIM) and Dublin (Euronext Growth Market), on a placing to institutional investors.

More: Equity capital markets
  • Private capital and funds
  • Energy and natural resources

Arthur J Gallagher & Co. 

Advised Arthur J Gallagher & Co. (the American global insurance brokerage firm)  on its acquisition of specialist insurance broker The Bollington Wilson Group.

The Ardonagh Group Limited

Advised The Ardonagh Group Limited (the UK's largest independent insurance distribution platform) on its acquisition of Lloyd’s of London broker Oxford Insurance Group.

Elysian Capital LLP

Advised Elysian Capital on its acquisition and investment, in conjunction with management, in Eton Bridge Partners Ltd.

Arcola Energy

Advised the sellers of Arcola Energy (a leading specialist in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies)  on their sale to Canadian listed company Ballard Power Systems.

Providence Resources plc

Advised Providence Resources plc (the Irish oil and gas exploration company), whose shares are quoted in London (AIM) and Dublin (Euronext Growth Market), on a placing to institutional investors.

Highview Power

Advised Highview Power (a London-based cryogenic energy storage company) on initial and follow-on growth investments totalling US$70 million.

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