Jim Shaw

Founder & CEO

Jim is our CEO and founded Shaw & Co in 2011 after developing his corporate finance career at PwC and Target. Jim is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is listed as one the Southwest regions’ 42 entrepreneurs under 42 to watch. In 2013 Jim was named South West Young Deal Maker of the Year and since then has grown Shaw & Co into one of the most dynamic specialist advisory businesses in the UK. Jim’s achievements saw Shaw & Co named as Business of the Year (1-10 employees) at the Business Leader Awards in 2021.


Over the last 15 years Jim’s dealmaking has seen him complete more than 70 M&A deals with a combined enterprise value exceeding £0.5bn. Following the appointment of a new Head of M&A in 2022, Jim has moved into a full-time CEO role which focuses on accelerating the growth of Shaw & Co nationally.

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
Business funding
Shawbrook Bank
Lender
Business funding
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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CliniPower Avonmouth LLP
Energy & Natural Resources
£ Undisclosed
Business funding
Close Brothers
Lender
Business funding
Alexei Garan
Jim Shaw
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CybSafe Holdings Limited
Technology, Media & Telecoms
£ Undisclosed
Business financing
RFS Limited
Investor
Business financing
Business financing
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
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Fertility Focus Limited
Healthcare & Life Sciences
£ Undisclosed
Business funding
Foresight
Investor
Business funding
Alexei Garan
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Fundamentals Limited
Energy & Natural Resources
£2m
Business funding
Lloyds Bank
Lender
Business funding
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
Alexei Garan
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Fundamentals Limited
Energy & Natural Resources
£ Undisclosed
Business Sale
Freedom Group
Buyer
Business Sale
Selling a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
Colin Burns
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Go Proposal
Technology, Media & Telecoms
£ Undisclosed
Business Sale
Sage
Buyer
Business Sale
Selling a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Gradwell Holdings
Technology, Media & Telecoms
£ Undisclosed
Business Sale
Chiltern Capital
Lender
Business Sale
Selling a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Keep IT Simple Limited
Technology, Media & Telecoms
£26m
Business Sale
The Panoply Holdings PLC
Buyer
Business Sale
Selling a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Magmatic Limited
Manufacturing & Engineering
£ Undisclosed
Acquiring a business
Inject Plastics Ltd
Vendor
Acquiring a business
Buying a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Nanopharm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
£ Undisclosed
Business Sale
Aptar Group Inc.
Buyer
Business Sale
Selling a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Neptune Rum
Food & Beverage
£ Undisclosed
Acquisition finance
KRE Corporate Recovery
Vendor
Acquisition finance
Business financing
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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One Team Logic
Technology, Media & Telecoms
£3.2m
Business funding
Octopus Investments
Lender
Business funding
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Orange Mountain Bikes
Leisure, Tourism & Sport
£ Undisclosed
Business Sale
P Bairstow Ltd
Buyer
Business Sale
Selling a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Passionate About People
Professional Services
£ Undisclosed
Business Sale
Staffline Group PLC
Buyer
Business Sale
Selling a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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People Source
Professional Services
£ Undisclosed
Business Sale
Manpower PLC
Buyer
Business Sale
Selling a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Play Sports Network
Technology, Media & Telecoms
£1.5m
Business funding
HNWI
Investor
Business funding
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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Pukka Herbs
Food & Beverage
£ Undisclosed
Business Sale
Unilever PLC
Buyer
Business Sale
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
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
£20M
Selling a business
IRIS Software Limited
Buyer
Selling a business
Selling a business
Jim Shaw
Myles Hamilton
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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
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Talk Life Limited
Healthcare & Life Sciences
£ undisclosed
Growth financing
HNWIs
Investor
Growth financing
Business financing
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
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Trunki
Wholesale & Retail Trade
£3.9m
Growth financing
BGF
Lender
Growth financing
Business financing
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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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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