Nick specialises in private and public M&A and other corporate transactional work, such as joint ventures and group reorganisations, across a range of sectors with a particular focus on the Financial Services and Leisure / Retail sectors. 

Recent transactions include advising:

  • Lloyds Banking Group plc on acquisitions such as its £1.9bn acquisition of MBNA from Bank of America and disposals such as the sale of the Halifax Child Trust Fund business to Forester
  • Sanne Group plc on its £1.5bn takeover by the Apex Group
  • Rathbone Group plc on acquisitions including that of R M Walkden & Co
  • Wholesale specialist insurance broking firm Miller Insurance Services on its sale
  • Saranac Partners on various fund raising rounds
  • Experian on M&A projects across a range of its divisions
  • Egmont subsidiary, Nordisk Games on its investment in Until Dawn developer, Supermassive Group
  • Miniclip on mobile games acquisitions including the purchase of RPG game, Knighthood
  • Asda Group on transactions and projects
  • Bally's Corporation on its acquisition of mobile app and software developer Degree 53 and investments in technology provider, Gaming Arts and games studio, HungryBear 
  • Entain plc on various transactions including its £4 billion takeover of Ladbrokes Coral Group plc. Nick and team were highly commended and runner-up at the Lawyer 2018 Corporate Team of the Year Awards for the Ladbrokes deal. Innovative aspects of that transaction were also highly commended at the FT's Innovative Lawyer Awards 2018
  • Newcastle University (1996)
  • College of Law, York (1997)
  • Nick has been ranked in the Lawyer's Hot 100 and is ranked in Legal 500 for both M&A and Equity Capital Markets work. 
  • Nick is a contributing author of Bloomsbury’s Company Acquisition Handbook (10th edition).