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About Nick

Nick is a partner in the Company & Commercial Team and a member of the firm’s management board.

He acts for a wide range of business clients across various sectors, advising on complex corporate transactions including company sales, purchases and mergers.

Nick undertakes a significant volume of private equity work including the popular EIS scheme.

Nick also has a busy trademark practice (covering many jurisdictions) and often assists clients with the sale and purchase of large yachts and aircraft.


  • Advising sellers and buyers of companies and businesses (shares and asset sales and purchases)

  • Acting on mergers, de-mergers and re-organisation

  • Advising on shareholder and joint venture agreements, articles of associations and constitutions generally

  • Advising on a variety of share schemes

  • Private equity investment, including EIS and SEIS

  • Advising on intellectual property, particularly trademarks

In Practice

  • Parvalux

    2018 – Lead adviser on the sale of Parvalux to the Swiss based Maxon Motor, AG.

  • Arden Group

    2018 – Lead Adviser on the sale of Arden Group to Babble / IPS (LDC PE backed).

  • PDQ Airspares

    2018 – Lead Adviser on the sale of PDQ to US based Fastener Holdings (Audax PE backed).

  • Challenge Group

    2018 – Lead Adviser to the Hong Kong based Challenge Group on the sale of their global business (UK, Ireland, South Africa, Hong Kong, China, Australia and Malaysia) to the Italian buyer Megadyne.

  • Rotable Repairs

    2017 – Lead Adviser on the sale of Rotable Repairs to US based Desser.

  • Arden Group

    2017 – Lead Adviser to the Arden Group on the acquisition of CBS.

  • Stewarts Garden Centre

    2016 – Lead Adviser to Stewarts Garden Centre on the acquisition of Abbey Garden Centre in Hampshire.

  • Golden Acres Group

    2015 – Lead Adviser on the sale of the Golden Acres Group to Wyevale Garden Centres (Terra Firma PE backed).

  • Sunseeker

    2014 – Lead Adviser on the sale by Robert Braithwaite CBE DL of his shares in Sunseeker to the Dalian Wanda Group as part of the £300m sale of Sunseeker.

Recommendations for Nick

“Every time I have dealt with your practice you are nothing but professional and efficient.”

Business Client, Bournemouth

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