James returned to New Zealand and joined Forsyth Barr in 2013 after a four-year period in the UK working in valuation and M&A lead advisory roles. Before this he was a member of the PwC Corporate Finance team in Auckland.
At Forsyth Barr, James has been involved in a range of equity capital markets and debt capital market transactions including Arranger for the $8m placement by Bathurst Resources, Sole Arranger and Joint Lead Manager on Contact Energy’s $222m senior bond offer, Joint Lead Manager for the $132m IPO of Evolve Education, Arranger for the $25m IPO of Fliway Group and Joint Lead Manager for the $25m IPO of ikeGPS.
James holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Otago University.
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