James brings 20 years of buyout experience and a strong investment track record across Europe. With a particular focus on the UK market, James’s appointment underlines Astorg’s strategy of strengthening its presence across the major European buyout markets.
James was previously at Intermediate Capital Group plc (ICG), where he spent 20 years working in a variety of European markets, notably in the UK and Nordic markets. His most recent role was as Head of Northern Europe, Equity and Mezzanine, where he led investments in the Nordic and Benelux regions and served on the Investment Committee for ICG’s Funds V and VI.
Before ICG James worked at Deloitte in London, where he qualified as a chartered accountant. He is a graduate of Oxford University.
Astorg is an independent private equity firm with total funds under management of over €8 billion. Astorg seeks to partner with entrepreneurial management teams to acquire global companies and create value through the provision of strategic guidance, experienced governance and adequate capital. Astorg enjoys a distinct entrepreneurial culture, a long-term shareholder perspective and a lean decision-making body enhancing its reactivity. Though not specialised, Astorg has gathered valuable industry expertise in software, healthcare, business-to-business professional services and technology-based industrial companies. Astorg has offices in London, Paris, Luxembourg, Frankfurt and Milan, plus Senior Advisors based in Zurich, Paris and London.
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