Jim Shaw

Founder & CEO

Jim is a mergers and acquisitions specialist and leads our M&A Practice. Jim built his corporate finance career at PwC and Target before setting up Shaw & Co in 2011 which he has grown into one of the most dynamic specialist advisory businesses in the UK. Jim is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has received several awards and industry recognition including South West Young Deal Maker of the Year in 2013. He is also listed as one the Southwest regions’ 42 entrepreneurs under 42 to watch.

Over the last 15 years Jim has completed more than 70 M&A deals with a combined transaction value exceeding £0.5bn. Jim takes on complex and challenging transactions for clients across a range of sectors including financial services, healthcare and life sciences, property & construction and wholesale and retail trade. Jim's mandates typically have deal values ranging from £7m to £75m. As well as running Shaw & Co, Jim’s corporate finance advisory and transactional support includes business valuations, exit planning, buying or selling a business, mergers, MBIs and MBOs.

When he’s not running the business Jim’s first love has always been sailing. He’s raced sailing dinghies from the age of 8 and has competed at National, European and World level in several classes. He enjoys sailing dinghies at his local club as well as bigger yachts on the Solent.

Deals 

Jim Shaw

 has worked on

Automated Building & Controls Limited
Property & Construction
£ Undisclosed
Raising debt funding
Shawbrook Bank
Lender
Raising debt funding
Business funding
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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CliniPower Avonmouth LLP
Energy & Natural Resources
Undisclosed
Raising debt funding
Close Brothers
Lender
Raising debt funding
Business funding
Alexei Garan
Jim Shaw
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CybSafe Holdings Limited
Technology, Media & Telecoms
£ Undisclosed
Raising debt funding
RFS Limited
Investor
Raising debt funding
Business funding
Alexei Garan
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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EA Solutions Group Limited
Professional Services
£ Undisclosed
Buying a business
Stephen Robson
Vendor
Buying a business
Buying a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
Daisy Mackay
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Fertility Focus Limited
Healthcare & Life Sciences
£ Undisclosed
Raising debt funding
Foresight
Investor
Raising debt funding
Business funding
Alexei Garan
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Fundamentals Limited
Energy & Natural Resources
£ Undisclosed
Selling a business
Freedom Group
Buyer
Selling a business
Selling a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
Colin Burns
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Fundamentals Limited
Energy & Natural Resources
£2m
Raising debt funding
Lloyds Bank
Lender
Raising debt funding
Business funding
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
Alexei Garan
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Gradwell Holdings
Technology, Media & Telecoms
£ Undisclosed
Selling a business
Chiltern Capital
Lender
Selling a business
Selling a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Keep IT Simple Limited
Technology, Media & Telecoms
£26m
Selling a business
The Panoply Holdings PLC
Buyer
Selling a business
Selling a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
Daisy Mackay
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Magmatic Limited
Manufacturing & Engineering
£ Undisclosed
Buying a business
Inject Plastics Ltd
Vendor
Buying a business
Buying a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Nanopharm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
£ Undisclosed
Selling a business
Aptar Group Inc.
Buyer
Selling a business
Selling a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
Daisy Mackay
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Neptune Rum
Food & Beverage
£ Undisclosed
Business acquisition financing
KRE Corporate Recovery
Vendor
Business acquisition financing
Buying a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
Daisy Mackay
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One Team Logic
Technology, Media & Telecoms
£3.2m
Raising equity funding
Octopus Investments
Lender
Raising equity funding
Business funding
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Orange Mountain Bikes
Leisure, Tourism & Sport
£ Undisclosed
Selling a business
P Bairstow Ltd
Buyer
Selling a business
Selling a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Passionate About People
Professional Services
£ Undisclosed
Selling a business
Staffline Group PLC
Buyer
Selling a business
Selling a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
Daisy Mackay
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People Source
Professional Services
£ Undisclosed
Selling a business
Manpower PLC
Buyer
Selling a business
Selling a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Play Sports Network
Technology, Media & Telecoms
£1.5m
Raising debt funding
HNWI
Investor
Raising debt funding
Business funding
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Pukka Herbs
Food & Beverage
£ Undisclosed
Selling a business
Unilever PLC
Buyer
Selling a business
Selling a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Recipero
Technology, Media & Telecoms
£ Undisclosed
Buying a business
Shawbrook Bank
Lender
Buying a business
Buying a business
Myles Hamilton
Daisy Mackay
Jim Shaw
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Screentime Labs Limited
Technology, Media & Telecoms
£ Undisclosed
Selling a business
Awareness Technologies
Buyer
Selling a business
Selling a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Senta SaaS Limited
Technology, Media & Telecoms
£ Undisclosed
Selling a business
IRIS Software Limited
Buyer
Selling a business
Selling a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
Daisy Mackay
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Smartbox Assistive Technology Limited
Healthcare & Life Sciences
£ Undisclosed
Buying a business
CareTech Holdings PLC
Buyer
Buying a business
Buying a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
Daisy Mackay
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Talk Life Limited
Healthcare & Life Sciences
£ undisclosed
Raising equity funding
HNWIs
Investor
Raising equity funding
Business funding
Alexei Garan
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Torchlight Group Limited
Public Sector, Education & Defence
£ Undisclosed
Selling a business
Axiom International Limited
Buyer
Selling a business
Selling a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
Daisy Mackay
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Trunki
Wholesale & Retail Trade
£3.9m
Raising equity funding
BGF
Lender
Raising equity funding
Business funding
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Vouchercloud
Technology, Media & Telecoms
£46.5m
Selling a business
Groupon Inc
Buyer
Selling a business
Selling a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Vouchercloud
Technology, Media & Telecoms
Undisclosed
Buying a business
Vodafone PLC
Vendor
Buying a business
Buying a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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