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About James Scott

James specialises in M&A and private equity transactions for private equity sponsors and other financial investors in transactions across Europe and across a range of sectors.  He is relationship partner for a number of the firm’s key private equity relationships.

Prior to joining Freshfields in 2004, James worked as an analyst for Citigroup in their UK mergers and acquisitions team.

Recent work

  • Advent and Zentiva on the acquisition by Zentiva of Alvogen’s CEE / CIS business
  • Advent on the acquisition of ICE and its subsequent acquisition of New Zealand Pharmaceuticals
  • Advent on the dual-track exit (IPO and sale), by way of sale of the Priory Group to Acadia Healthcare Company
  • Advent on the acquisition of Faerch Plast from EQT
  • Advent on the acquisition of V Group from Omers
  • Advent on the sale of Ammeraal Beltech to Partners Group
  • Apax and Travelex on the sale of Travelex’s global business payments business to The Western Union Company
  • Apax on the dual-track exit (IPO and sale), by way of sale of Travelex
  • AIMCo, OMERS, Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan and WrenHouse on the acquisition of London City Airport from Global Infrastructure Partners and Highstar Capital
  • AMEX Global Business Travel on the takeover of Hogg Robinson plc
  • Blackstone and Sixth Street Partners on the acquisition of Kensington from Investec plc and Acenden from the Lehman estate
  • Blackstone on the acquisition of Lombard from Friends Life
  • Blackstone on the triple-track exit (IPO, refinancing and sale), by way of sale of Center Parcs to Brookfields property funds
  • Blackstone, GIC and MassMutual on the acquisition of Goldman Sachs’ interest in Rothesay Life
  • Blackstone on the sale of its interests in Rothesay Life to GIC and Mass Mutual
  • Blackstone on the acquisition of the financial and risk business of Thomson Reuters
  • Cinven on the acquisition of Guardian Financial Services from AEGON
  • Cinven on the acquisition of the CPA Global from Intermediate Capital Group, management and the founder
  • Cinven on the acquisition of Pronet Güvenlik from Turkven and the founder
  • Cinven on the acquisition of Host Europe and subsequent bolt-on acquisitions
  • First Reserve on the acquisition of Morrison Utility Services from Bregal Capital and Motion Equity Partners and subsequent bolt-on acquisitions
  • First Reserve on the sale of Morrison Utility Services to PAI Partners
  • First Reserve on the acquisition of The Weir Group plc’s Flow Control Business
  • GIC on its significant minority investment in Nordic Aviation Capital
  • GIC on its investment in Nestle Skin Health alongside EQT and other investors
  • GIC on its investment in Thyssen Krupp alongside Advent, Cinven and other investors
  • Montagu on the acquisition of ITRS Group
  • Montagu on the takeover of Servelec Group plc
  • Montagu on the acquisition of Wireless Logic Group from CVC
  • Sixth Street Partners on the establishment of, and its investment into, the Clara Pension Platform and the addition of Wilton Re as an additional capital partner

Qualifications

Education

  • Downing College, University of Cambridge, UK