James Gregson - Palatine

James Gregson



Generating strong returns and creating shareholder value is paramount in private equity. Yet what I believe is equally important is generating those returns with purpose, which is why I joined the impact fund team at Palatine.

I obtained several years’ mergers and acquisitions (M&A) experience at BDO, during which time I gained a thorough understanding of the nuts and bolts of deal structures while working alongside my clients to get the best outcome for them. Operating in the corporate finance community was interesting, yet I wanted to be part of the action and take more of the risk. I wanted to work within a team whose shared vision was scaling profit alongside making a positive impact on society or the environment.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, dining out (when we can!), travelling and keeping myself fit. I try to visit the gym as often as I can and supplement that with playing football, where I am still clinging on to a (very) amateur career. I am also a keen football supporter, enduring years of frustration following Tottenham Hotspur.

Portfolio experience

I am / have been involved in the following deals: