James Stonehill

james-stonehill

James Stonehill

Associate

London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7345 | +44 20 7184 7001

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James Stonehill concentrates his practice on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance and restructurings, with extensive experience in both the UK and internationally.

Mr. Stonehill is recognized in The Legal 500 UK, 2015 for private equity transactions: mid-cap deal capability. Sources state he shows “excellent attention to detail” and “is very calm under pressure”.

Mr. Stonehill joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 1999 and qualified in October 2001.

Experience
  • Advising Itiviti Group (a portfolio company of Nordic Capital) on the acquisition of Ullink/Nyfix from HgCapital.
  • Advising Centaur Media plc, a listed company which owns The Lawyer magazine, on the sale of Home Interest and the acquisition of MarketMakers Incorporated Limited.
  • Advising Magyar Telecom B.V. on the sale of its holding in the Invitel Group to the China CEE Investment Co-operation Fund.
  • Advising Scholastic Inc., the principal operating subsidiary of Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, on the acquisition by one of its UK subsidiaries of a minority interest in Make Believe Ideas Ltd (“MBI”), a UK-based publisher of books for babies and children.
  • Advising Momondo Group Limited, the operator of the websites “Cheapflights” and “Momondo”, and its shareholders on the sale of a majority interest in Momondo Group to Great Hill Partners, a private equity firm based in Boston, USA.
  • Advising Legg Mason, Inc., an American-based global asset management firm, on its acquisition of Martin Currie (Holdings) Limited, an active international equity specialist based in the United Kingdom.
  • Advising a seller in relation to the sale of a 50 per cent interest in a company which owns and operates a port in Germany.
  • Advising Citrus Healthcare Limited on the acquisition of a portfolio of nursing homes from Southern Cross Healthcare.
  • Advising Phillip Green on the £770 million takeover of Arcadia Group plc (public to private).
  • Advising TeliaSonera on its US$484 million acquisition of mobile operators Spice Nepal Private Limited in Nepal and Applifone Co Limited in Cambodia.
  • Advising the sellers of a pensions consultancy business in relation to the sale of their business to a FTSE 100 company.
  • Advising MSX International, Inc. on its US$205 million Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of senior secured notes through Jefferies & Company. The financing involved three separate subsidiaries of the company, including a UK-based, a Germany-based, and a France-based subsidiary, requiring an international team of Dechert lawyers from the London, Philadelphia, Munich, and Paris offices.
  • Advising Collins Stewart and Dawnay Day in relation to the IPO on AIM of American Leisure Group, a company which develops holiday resorts in Florida.
  • Advising a leading international fund in its competitive bid for the Hyatt Hotel, Belgrade.
  • Advising a Dutch company in relation to the acquisition of a majority interest in an energy consultancy business.
  • Advising Marylebone Warwick Balfour Group Plc in relation to the proposed sale of its Malmaison and Hotel du Vin hotels.
  • Advising the UK subsidiary of a US company on the global restructuring of the group.
  • Acting for Ashmore private equity in relation to the acquisition of an interest in a company which is developing a port in Turkey.
  • Advising Martin Dawn plc in relation to the purchase of a Cypriot company which owns a property portfolio.
  • Advising Marylebone Warwick Balfour Group plc in relation to a tender offer for the purchase of its own shares.
  • Acting for a US company in the purchase of a European insecticide business.
  • Acting for a UK private equity fund in the proposed purchase of a Serbian company which owns a hotel.
  • Advising Gourmet Holdings plc in the sale of one of its retail businesses.
  • Advising MWB Business Exchange plc in its flotation to AIM.
  • Acting for Jumpit ASA, a Norwegian company, in relation to its flotation to AIM.
  • Acting for Travelex in its acquisition of the foreign currency resale business of Brown Shipley.
  • Acting for the sellers in the sale of Travelex to Apax.
Education
  • University of Leeds, B.A., History, 1996, Hons
  • College of Law, London, CPE and LPC, 1998
Admissions
  • England and Wales
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales