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.

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