Since 2004 James has advised clients across the broad media and digital landscape, with clients ranging from small entrepreneurial companies to multi-national groups.
James joined Stella EOC in April 2014 as a Managing Director, having previously been a Partner at Lepe Partners, a media and internet focused advisory and investment boutique.
Prior to Lepe Partners, James was a Director in the Media and Internet and International M&A practices at Jefferies, having been part of LongAcre Partners, which was acquired by Jefferies in 2007. James was also previously in the TMT team at JP Morgan Cazenove.
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“Stella EOC was instrumental in securing an external debt provider for the convertible debt note. M-Files has a long-standing relationship with the firm, and the team at Stella EOC continuously provides us with great insight and support.”
“Stella EOC ran a well-structured process exploring various transaction structures with multiple bidders. The Stella EOC team all worked tirelessly with management to deliver a successful outcome for JPI Media and its stakeholders.”
“Once again it was a pleasure to work with Stella EOC on yet another Xllnc acquisition. Their deep sector expertise was helpful in understanding the full potential of Replace and what they could achieve by joining forces with Xllnc. Their team worked tirelessly to design and find the right transaction structure, providing thoughtful and sound advice throughout the process. As the industry M&A experts in this field, we are very happy to have Stella EOC on our team as Xllnc continues to grow.”
“We are extremely pleased with this outcome; this is another successful partnership with Stella EOC which has proved to be instrumental in making the deal happen. Their extensive knowledge of the market and never-ending energy have been essential in ensuring a safe and quick execution of the transaction that will strengthen Xllnc’s leading position in the ITAM/ITAD market even further.”