Grant Thornton advises Soho Square Capital Soho Square Capital has invested in Oliver James

January 2022
Soho Square Capital LLP
Oliver James
Adviser to Soho Square Capital on their investment in Oliver James
Grant Thornton team
Buy side
Corporate finance
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We are delighted to have advised Soho Square Capital on their investment in Oliver James.

Oliver James is one of the UK’s largest independently owned recruitment firms, operating in both permanent and contract recruitment, Oliver James’ significant organic growth to date has been achieved through becoming sector specialists in their chosen disciplines, as well as scaling the business through strategic overseas office openings. Oliver James now operates across 14 offices globally, including in the US, Continental Europe and Asia.

Soho Square’s investment in Oliver James and expertise in working with fast-growing businesses will enable the management team to accelerate its ambitious growth plans to treble in size over the next five years. This will include further expansion into new geographies and greater investment in technology and training.

We were appointed by Soho Square to provide buy-side support on their investment due to our extensive credentials in the recruitment sector, as well our ability to provide a fully integrated service.

Our M&A and diligence teams worked closely with Soho Square to assess the investment opportunity, delivering a sector specialist, informed and tailored solution.


It was important for us to have an advisor that understood the intricacies of the recruitment sector, could provide a full suite of transaction services and act with agility on this important deal. Grant Thornton ticked all of these boxes and helped us achieve a successful transaction.

David Steel Director, Soho Square Capital LLP

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