James Evelegh

Associate

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  • LPC, Distinction, BPP Law School, 2015
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, Commendation, BPP Law School, 2014
  • MA Hons (History), Upper Second Class (2:1), University of Edinburgh, 2013

Qualifications

  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2017
  • Law Society of England and Wales

James Evelegh

Associate

James Evelegh joined the corporate and private equity transactions group of Ropes & Gray’s London office as an associate in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, James trained at the London office of an international firm with a strong focus on corporate acquisitions and private equity.

James has a range of experience acting for private equity clients on acquisitions and disposals.

Experience

  • Acting for Avenue Capital on its disposal of Hawthorn Leisure, a chain of managed and tenanted pubs in the UK
  • Acting for Duke Street Capital on the acquisition of Great Rail Journeys, the world’s leading provider of escorted rail journeys
  • Acting for Baring Private Equity Asia on its and PAI Partners’ acquisition of World Freight Company International, the global leader in the General Sales and Service Agent market
  • Acting for Bain Capital in connection with:
    • the acquisition of NGA UK, a UK payroll and HR business from NGA Human Resources
    • the acquisition of Benefex, an HR technology business
  • Acting for Silverfleet Capital on the acquisition of Riviera Travel, a leading specialist holiday operator of European escorted tours and cruises

Experience prior to joining Ropes & Gray:

  • Advised a private equity sponsor on its acquisition of an international health foods business.
  • Advised a private equity sponsor on its acquisition of a large film studios operator.
  • Advised a private equity sponsor on its bolt on acquisition of an outdoors maintenance business.
  • Advised a private equity sponsor on its bolt on acquisition of a domestic cleaning business.
  • Advised a private equity sponsor on its acquisition of a hospitality software business.
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