Meet the team

Gleacher Shacklock has approximately 40 staff including its partners.

James Dawson

Partner, Head of Industrials & Services

James Dawson is a partner at Gleacher Shacklock, specialising in mergers and acquisitions and strategic financial advice.

James has advised a wide range of clients in sectors including aerospace & defence, industrial, building materials, chemicals and mining, on transactions including GKN’s defence against the hostile £10.4bn offer from Melrose, Smiths Group’s acquisition of Morpho Detection,’s £10.5bn contested combination with Just Eat, and BAE Systems’ $4.2bn acquisition of UDI and the €2.75bn sale of its 20% shareholding in Airbus.

Prior to joining Gleacher Shacklock, James worked for Lazard in its M&A group and Morgan Stanley in its Global Industrial Group.

James has an MA in Classics from Oxford University.