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Sovereign strengthens Financial Services team

Sovereign Capital Partners, the UK private equity Buy & Build specialist, is very pleased to announce that James Buckhalter has joined the investment team as an Investment Executive.


He will be focused on seeking opportunities to back businesses in the Financial Services sector. The appointment further strengthens the firm’s expertise in this sector.

Prior to joining Sovereign, James was a Strategy and Innovation Consultant at Doblin, the innovation practice of Monitor Deloitte, where he worked with management teams to identify and capitalise on growth opportunities for their businesses. This followed three years with Deloitte’s Financial Services team.

James’ experience is highly complementary to Sovereign’s investment approach of identifying opportunities for portfolio business to rapidly scale and develop their service offering whether organically, through acquisition, or a combination of both.

James has a BA in Philosophy from Nottingham and a PhD in Philosophy from Durham University.

Andrew Hayden, Managing Partner, Sovereign Capital Partners commented, “We are delighted to welcome James to Sovereign and continue to recruit new talent to the investment team as we deploy capital in service-based sectors where we see great opportunities for Buy & Build. We look forward to continuing to partner such businesses in the months and years ahead.”