James Wood

James Wood


Email james.wood@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +61 2 9093 3529

Fax +61 2 9093 3559


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

James Wood is an investment funds partner, and has over 14 years’ experience in advising on private equity & funds transactions.  

Private Equity International, a recognised international private equity publication, named James as one of the top 40 Future Leaders of Private Equity. The ranking recognises the future leaders set to shape the private equity sector over the next decade as voted by industry professionals globally. Clients and his peers describe James as "technically competent", "business-savvy" and "quick-thinking".

Mr Wood advises on syndicate arrangements, club-style deals, private equity and credit fund establishment, investment in private equity funds, private equity secondaries and carried interest and co-investment arrangements, and has spent over four years as an investment funds specialist in London, UK.

James is known for his depth and breadth of experience in dealing with international fundraising.

James has advised on the establishment of some of the largest and successful private equity funds globally.

Awards and recognitions


Future 40 Leader of Private Equity
Private Equity International


Investment Funds, Up & Coming
Chambers Asia-Pacific

Education and admissions


Bachelor of Business, University of Technology, Sydney

Bachelor of Laws, University of Technology, Sydney, Honours


Law Society of New South Wales

Court admissions

Supreme Court of New South Wales

Representative experience

Actis in connection with Actis Global 4, a A$1.6bn global emerging markets fund and Actis Energy 3, a A$1.3bn global energy fund.*

Apax Partners, in connection with the fundraising of Apax VIII, a €5.8bn global fund.*

Arowana & Co. on its establishment of a credit opportunities fund with a global investor base.*

Blackbird Ventures in the establishment of its second fund targeting commitments in excess of A$350m.*

BlackRock on private equity investments, strategic co-investments and investment management agreements.*

Blackstone Group on its proposal to acquire all the stapled securities in Valad, formerly an ASX-listed stapled investment vehicle.*

BlueSky in its A$830m partnership with Public Sector Pension Investment Board to deploy capital in Australian water and agricultural assets.*

Cedrus Investments on its real estate fund targeting commitments of approximately A$500m with a global investor base.*

Crescent Capital Partners, on the private fund establishment of Fund IV, Fund V and Fund VI.*

CVC Capital Partners, on its flagship fund for private equity investments in Europe and North America, CVC Capital Partners VI, a €10.5bn fund.*

Dinimus on its establishment of a A$200m credit opportunities fund with a global investor base.*

EQT on the fundraising of EQT Infrastructure II Fund, worth €1.9bn, and EQT Mid-Market Fund, focused in Greater China and Southeast Asia.*

Liverpool Partners on the structuring of the Liverpool Partners' public-to-private transaction targeting Zenitas Healthcare Limited.*

M.H Carnegie and other shareholders on its venture capital programme.*

Pemba Capital in connection with its syndicate arrangements and Fund I.*

PIMCO on the establishment of the European tranche of a credit opportunities fund.*

Qualitas on its flagship opportunities fund.*

REST Super on its A$500m investment management arrangement with QIC.*

Sentient Equity Partners on its global A$1.2bn + Private Equity Resources Fund.*

An ASX top 25 company on the spin-out of a fund portfolio involving a club arrangement with an Asian secondary fund of funds.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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