Emma Blackley

Director
London Joint Ventures & Partnering +44 20 7632 5251
I believe in building long-term relationships of openness and trust with my clients. The chance to make a real difference to creative and entrepreneurial businesses is what inspires me.

Emma works hands-on with clients around the globe to negotiate and build strong, sustainable business partnerships and achieve results from their joint ventures (JVs), partnerships, strategic alliances, consortia and minority stakes.

Emma brings an in-depth perspective on JV and alliance issues, and guides her clients toward new and successful partnerships in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. She applies insights and experience to diagnose and remedy problems, both operational and people-related, in mature JVs and alliances globally. She also conducts swift, incisive pre-deal and pre-implementation “health checks” for M&A and management teams embarking on new JVs or partnerships. Emma’s partnering deal experience spans a broad range of industries including consumer, retail, financial services, insurance, oil and gas, manufacturing, technology and healthcare.

Emma’s early career was in media, serving as President of a more than $50 million revenue business unit at Reed Elsevier. Most recently, Emma worked in KPMG’s global joint venture and partnering practice, helping corporate management teams design and implement growth strategies, often involving minority stake acquisitions, disposals and cross-border alliances.

Emma earned a Bachelor of Arts (with honors) from Oxford University.

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