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Managing Director, Chemicals
James Holmes is a Managing Director and Head of the Chemicals Group with FMI Capital Advisors, FMI Corporation’s investment banking subsidiary. James specializes in sell-side and buy-side M&A, capital formation, and financial advisory services for mid-market specialty chemicals companies globally. He has extensive experience in construction chemicals, adhesives & sealants, coatings, resins & additives, air & water treatment, naturally-derived renewable chemistry, chemical distribution, and other specialty chemical subsectors.
Prior to joining FMI, James was with Houlihan Lokey in New York, where he focused on structuring and executing M&A transactions for mid-market Chemicals clients. Before Houlihan Lokey, James was a Vice President with PrinceRidge in New York, focusing on mid-market, full-service investment banking transactions for Chemicals clients. He began his career with KeyBanc Capital Markets in New York on the Chemicals team.
James earned his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and German with honors from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. He holds the General Securities Representative license (Series 7) and Uniform Securities Agent license (Series 63) from FINRA and NASAA.