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"I have particular expertise and experience in guiding fast growing businesses through seed, venture capital, scale up and private equity funding rounds, and on to exit.”

As a partner in the corporate law team, I head up our tech and high growth offering and advise clients across a broad spectrum of corporate matters including disposals, mergers and acquisitions, investments, private equity and venture capital arrangements, joint ventures, shareholder agreements and corporate governance.

I am one of the most active venture capital advisors in the region and have particular expertise and experience in guiding funds, investee businesses and management teams through seed, venture capital, scale up and private equity funding rounds, and my aim, whether acting for corporate, institution or individual, is to cut through typical transactional noise with a proactive, creative and commercially focused approach.

I’m committed to supporting the tech and high growth ecosystem in the midlands and a regular speaker at accelerators support programmes and other relevant events.

I am consistently a ranked lawyer in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, have been shortlisted as emerging dealmaker of the year at the Insider dealmakers awards, and, way back in 2013, was named Birmingham young professional of the year in the legal sector.

I qualified as a lawyer in 2010 and joined Higgs in 2013.

  • Advised on Inflexion’s private equity investment into automotive tech business G-Forces;
  • Advised on LDC private equity investment into Star Live (winner of mid-market transaction of the year at 2023 Insider Dealmakers Awards)
  • Regular adviser to Mercia Ventures in relation to its Midlands Engine, Northen Powerhouse, EIS and VCT investments
  • Advised on £60m disposal of Westbridge Foods to CPF
  • Advised on disposal of food tech business Whisk to Samsung;
  • Advised on disposal of cyber security business Encription to Blackberry;
  • Advised on disposal of martech business Akkroo to Integrate
  • Advised on series of acquisitions for United Glass Group
  • Advised on numerous series A financings including Grid Edge, PBD Biotech, Adapttech, Akkroo, Inkpact
  • Advised on disposal of prop tech business Technology Blueprint Limited to Canadian software giant Volaris
  • Advised on disposal of Besblock to Aggregate Industries
  • Advised on disposal of Ecopac to TTI Europe
  • Advised on disposal of digital healthcare business Stalis to FPE backed Egress

More about me

Favourite podcast

Football Clichés

Favourite author

Bernard Cornwell

Interesting fact

Along with the cool kids in Hollywood, I enjoy D&D.

Favourite food

Anything cooked from my ‘how to be a curry legend” recipe book

“Jamie is an expert adviser in the venture capital space and regularly advises our funds on investments across the regions. He is extremely commercial and pragmatic and a pleasure to work with.”

Mercia Ventures

"Jamie Partington, who heads up the tech and high-growth team, anchors the firm’s venture capital offering in the region"

Legal 500

"“Jamie has done a fantastic job in smoothly guiding the business through multiple investment rounds over the last few years. His expertise and drive, including the co-ordination of a number of stakeholders, contributed enormously to the delivery of this transaction for us.”

Grid Edge

"Jamie Partington handles a range of transactional and regulatory matters on behalf of management teams and investors. He also advises on disposals, share sales, MBOs and acquisitions. "Really great to work with, he is available and always very contactable."

Chambers and Partners