James R. Thomas

Founder at Phoenix Equity Partners Ltd.

James R. Thomas

James R. Thomas

Founder at Phoenix Equity Partners Ltd.

Biography

James co-founded Phoenix in 2001 and was a Managing Partner until mid 2018 at which time he decided to focus more of his time on his charitable interests. He has over twenty years’ experience as a private equity investor in the UK, before which he spent several years at SG Warburg. At Phoenix, he is a member of Phoenix’s Investment Committee and a director of Just Childcare. James is Chairman of Justice and Care, a charity that fights human trafficking and has operations in Asia and Europe.

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Phoenix Equity Partners Ltd.

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7

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Investment Director at Phoenix Equity Partners Ltd.

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Co-Founder at Phoenix Equity Partners Ltd.

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Founder & Managing Partner at Phoenix Equity Partners Ltd.

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Co-Founder at Phoenix Equity Partners Ltd.

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Managing Partner at Phoenix Equity Partners Ltd.

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Managing Partner at Phoenix Equity Partners Ltd.

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Chief Financial Officer at Phoenix Equity Partners Ltd.

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Partner at Phoenix Equity Partners Ltd.

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Partner at Phoenix Equity Partners Ltd.

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Former Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer at The Gym Group Plc

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James R. Thomas
Founder at Phoenix Equity Partners Ltd.
Career History
Founder
2001 - Current

PEP is a growth-oriented manager which seeks to generate attractive returns for investors through profitable partnerships with entrepreneurs, growing the value of portfolio companies from investment to exit. Their sole focus is on investing in and supporting outstanding private UK companies.The firm only targets mid-market UK-headquartered companies with attractive growth prospects and great management teams. They target management buy-outs and buy-ins and expansion capital opportunities.PEP has a particular interest in the following sectors: business services; financial services; healthcare & Education; leisure & consumer and media.The firm acquires significant stakes in businesses alongside management teams and influences those businesses accordingly. They assist with growth through acquisitions and joint ventures, offer strategic direction and make an active contribution through their Board representatives.

Corporate Finance
Prior
Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Acorn Care & Education Ltd. provides child care and educational services which includes fostering, schooling, residential homes, academics and multi-disciplinary support. It offers skill-based curriculum focusing on developing emotional literacy and core subject knowledge. The company was founded by Kevin J. McNeany on January 19, 2004 and is headquartered in Bolton, the United Kingdom.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current
Director
2001 - ?

PEP is a growth-oriented manager which seeks to generate attractive returns for investors through profitable partnerships with entrepreneurs, growing the value of portfolio companies from investment to exit. Their sole focus is on investing in and supporting outstanding private UK companies.The firm only targets mid-market UK-headquartered companies with attractive growth prospects and great management teams. They target management buy-outs and buy-ins and expansion capital opportunities.PEP has a particular interest in the following sectors: business services; financial services; healthcare & Education; leisure & consumer and media.The firm acquires significant stakes in businesses alongside management teams and influences those businesses accordingly. They assist with growth through acquisitions and joint ventures, offer strategic direction and make an active contribution through their Board representatives.

Chairman
Current
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Fremont Investors, Inc., Fremont Realty Capital LP purchase Porthaven Care Homes Ltd. from Phoenix Equity Partners Ltd.

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