James Bamford

James Bamford is a Senior Managing Director and Global Leader of Ankura’s Joint Ventures & Partnerships Practice at Ankura based in Washington, DC. He joined Ankura with the firm’s 2020 acquisition of Water Street Partners, which he co-founded in 2008. Water Street Partners has been independently ranked as the number one global advisor on joint ventures since 2017. Prior to Water Street, he was global co-lead of the Joint Venture & Alliance Practice at McKinsey & Company.

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Structuring Joint Ventures

A five-part checklist that can be used to structure non-traditional JVs and to pressure-test new deal concepts. We also offer some advice on how to ensure that the JV negotiation process leads to either a “quick no” or a “good yes”.

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