James MacArthur


James MacArthur
James MacArthur is a Corporate partner in London. He advises on complex cross-border transactions for private equity sponsors, in particular across the range of infrastructure (Telecoms; Transport; Energy and Social Infrastructure). James advises a number of the leading private equity infrastructure sponsors on acquisitions, sales, restructuring and management equity plans.

James is ranked as a Leading Lawyer for Private Equity in Chambers UK 2022 and is Highly Regarded for Private Equity in IFLR1000 UK 2022. Clients note that James “always thinks proactively about our requirements as a client”, earns praise “for his very strong and commercial legal advice” and “runs a great team and proactively covers all aspects of a deal”.

In collaboration with Weil’s Private Funds Group, the London Private Equity Infrastructure team won IJInvestor’s Best Legal Advisor 2020 Award for Energy & Infrastructure.

Representative experience:

  • Macquarie Asset Management on the acquisition of motorway service station business, Roadchef
  • Antin Infrastructure Partners on the sale of Kellas Midstream, the acquisitions of Sølvtrans, FirstLight, Westerleigh Group, the purchase of the CATS pipeline and associated infrastructure from first BG Group, and subsequently the stake from BP, CATS on the add-on of ETS
  • Terra Firma on the sale of Parmaco to Partners Group and other matters
  • iCON Infrastructure on the acquisitions of Choice Care Group, Nua Healthcare, Vanguard Healthcare Solutions and PortSynergy (Le Havre Port)
  • AMP Capital on the acquisitions of The Regard Group, Care Management Group, ITS Technologies & Logistics and the establishment of Telecoms Infrastructure Partners
  • APG on its investment in SIFI Networks
  • OMERS Infrastructure in relation to the acquisition of its stakes in Thames Water and a number of syndications
  • NIBC on the sale by auction process of Welcome Break Group to Applegreen plc and its renewables portfolio to Equitix
  • THI Investments on the acquisitions of RE Panels SA, WJ Group, Corndel and Oxford International
  • Crystal Palace Football Club on its sale and a number of subsequent matters
  • Limerston Capital on the acquisition and subsequent sale of Crawford Scientific and on the sale of Prism Healthcare
  • Hannam & Partners on the acquisition and subsequent sale of MKM
  • Liberty Global on a number of matters, including the acquisitions of Cablecom, Sport 1 and Zone Vision Networks
  • Cabot Square Capital on a number of matters including the auction sale of Signature Senior Lifestyle
  • Magenta Partners on the acquisition and subsequent sale of Tag Worldwide and its investment in Payen
  • Carlyle funds on the acquisition and subsequent sale of its White Tower Portfolio and Freeport and the acquisition of Bulgarian energy assets
  • ENAP, the national oil company of Chile, on the acquisition of Shell’s downstream assets in Peru

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