James Ravden

James Ravden

Senior Associate

James trained at Travers Smith and is a senior associate in the Secondaries Transaction Group.


James has a background advising on all aspects of corporate law, with a particular focus on pan-European and international private equity and M&A transactions, acting for institutional investors, alternative asset managers, senior management teams, and founders.

Secondaries Transaction Group

James advises alternative asset management firms and institutional investors on a full range of alternative liquidity solutions including:

  • GP-stake M&A (minority and majority)
  • GP-led transactions and continuation fund deals (single asset, concentrated or portfolio basis)
  • LP secondary transactions


James was seconded to both EQT and Bridgepoint during Bridgepoint's acquisition of EQT's credit platform in 2020.


James co-leads the firm's relationship with Foundervine, a social enterprise that focuses on running immersive start-up accelerator programmes that help to provide founders from under-represented backgrounds with the skills, tools, and resources to build and grow their business ventures.

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