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James R. Howe
 

James R. Howe

Partner
 
CityPoint | One Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9HU EN
 
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James R. Howe is a Corporate Partner based in Simpson Thacher’s London office, where he focuses on complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, investments, dispositions and other corporate transactions. He has advised a wide range of clients across the globe, including many of the world’s leading private equity sponsors and financial institutions. Widely recognized as a prominent advisor in private equity and mergers and acquisitions, James is ranked as a notable practitioner and has been named a “Rising Star” by numerous legal publications.

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Work Highlights

James’ most recent experience includes the representation of:

  • Astorg in its €1.3 billion acquisition of IQ-EQ
  • Apax and Warburg Pincus on their $6 billion acquisition of T-Mobile Netherlands
  • Apax in its investments in ClearBank, Faculty and Tide Holdings
  • Bruin Capital in its sale of Deltatre and acquisitions of Sportseen, ISG Media, Oddshecker and TRM Partners
  • EQT in its investment in Bought By Many
  • Five Arrows Principal Investments in its investment in Causeway Technologies
  • Lone Star in its €1 billion acquisition of Manuchar NV
  • Mid-Europa in its acquisition of Regina Maria
  • Silver Lake in its acquisition of Facile.it and KKR's minority investment in Cegid, and its investment in Exact at an enterprise value of €3.1 billion
Accolades
  • Notable Practitioner in M&A and Private Equity, IFLR1000 2020
Education
  • BPP Law School, 2005 LPC
  • City University, London, 2004 GDL
  • University of Oxford, 2003 BA Hons
Associations
  • Law Society of England and Wales
Admissions
  • England and Wales 2007

James R. Howe is a Corporate Partner based in Simpson Thacher’s London office, where he focuses on complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, investments, dispositions and other corporate transactions. He has advised a wide range of clients across the globe, including many of the world’s leading private equity sponsors and financial institutions.

Widely recognized as a prominent advisor in private equity and mergers and acquisitions, James is ranked as a notable practitioner and has been named a “Rising Star” by numerous legal publications.

James’ most recent experience includes the representation of:

  • Astorg in its €1.3 billion acquisition of IQ-EQ
  • Apax and Warburg Pincus on their $6 billion acquisition of T-Mobile Netherlands
  • Apax in its investment in ClearBank
  • Apax in its investment in Faculty
  • Apax in its investment in Tide Holdings
  • Bruin Capital in its sale of Deltatre
  • Bruin Capital in its acquisition of Sportseen
  • Bruin Capital in its acquisition of ISG Media
  • Bruin Capital in its acquisition of Oddschecker
  • Bruin Capital in its acquisition of TRM Partners
  • EQT in its investment in Bought By Many
  • Five Arrows Principal Investments in its investment in Causeway Technologies
  • Lone Star in its €1 billion acquisition of Manuchar NV
  • Mid-Europa in its acquisition of Regina Maria
  • Silver Lake in its acquisition of Facile.it
  • Silver Lake in connection with KKR’s minority investment in Cegid
  • Silver Lake in its investment in Exact at an enterprise value of €3.1 billion

James received his B.A. in History & Politics from Lincoln College, Oxford University, where he was the Queen’s Scholar. He completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Law at City University, London and received his Diploma in Legal Practice from BPP Law School. James is admitted to practice in England and Wales.

 

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