James Foster



James is a corporate finance partner and has experience of a wide range of corporate matters, specialising in acquisitions and disposals, private equity investments, fundraising, joint ventures, reorganisations and general company law issues.

Recent highlights:

  • SIG PLC: advised on the cross border acquisition of HC Groep B.V. HC and acquisition of the Ainsworth Group.
  • Crash-worth Limited: advised on the disposal to The Innovation Group PLC.
  • Garth Veterinary Group: advised on the disposal to August Equity backed Westpoint Group.
  • Ask4: advised on the acquisition of Ask4 Limited by Darwin Private Equity.
  • Business Growth Fund: advising on its two equity and debt investments into the Horbury Group and its equity and debt investment in NWC Group.
  • Utility Power Systems: advising management on the sale of Utility Power Systems to Wolsley PLC.
  • Bruntwood Redevelopment Holdings: advising on its joint venture with Kier PLC relating to Sovereign Street, Leeds.
  • Lloyds Bank PLC: advised in relation to the acquisition by Provivienne Limited from Victoria PLC of Westwood Yarns Limited.
  • HSBC Bank PLC: advised HSBC in relation to the funding of the acquisition of Colson Industries Limited by X-Cel Superturn (GB) Limited.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 15/11/2016
    Coppergreen Developments Secures £25m Investment

    “This investment will provide Coppergreen with the capital required to develop both its existing and newly acquired site and in doing so continue to help build its reputation for providing first class short and long stay holiday accommodation. “We are delighted to support BGF on this significant funding package for Coppergreen and particularly as it demonstrates our ever expanding private equity credentials.”

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  • 29/09/2015
    Irwin Mitchell Advises SIG On Acquisition

    “This is an important deal for SIG and we are delighted to have advised them on this cross border transaction. It was another good team effort from the Corporate team at Irwin Mitchell in Yorkshire.”

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  • 07/10/2014
    Irwin Mitchell Advises BGF On £3m Investment In Nationwide Window Cleaning

    We are delighted to have advised BGF on this latest deal and look forward to seeing the progress that NWC will make following this investment. The business has grown significantly in recent years and is in a strong position to tap into growing demand within the public sector and corporate market.”

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