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    Nick Jennings is a Senior Counsel in the London office of Locke Lord LLP and a member of the corporate practice group. Nick advises on a wide range of UK and international M&A, equity capital markets, private equity, joint venture and corporate finance transactions as well as general corporate counselling.

    Nick also has significant experience of M&A, joint ventures and other transactional work in the Middle East, having practised corporate law in the UAE for over two years prior to joining the firm.

    Representative Experience


    • Thalassa Holdings Limited (AIM: THAL) on the disposal of its seismic survey business to Fairfield Nodal for approximately $30 million
    • PE fund in connection with disposal of upstream oil & gas company, with offshore assets in the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany
    • Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE: FICO) on its $115 million acquisition of Adeptra Limited
    • Pacon Corporation, a Mason Wells portfolio company, on its acquisition of Creativity International Ltd
    • Shareholders of Impendium Systems Ltd on sale to Deutsche Boerse AG
    • Shareholders of Fin8 Limited on sale to Advicent Solutions LP
    • Brockway Moran & Partners Funds on several portfolio investments and bolt-on acquisitions;
    • Perusa Partners Funds, a German private equity fund, on acquisitions of BACTEC International Limited and Sharples & Grant Limited
    • Digi International, Inc. (NASDAQ: DGII) on its $30.5 million acquisition of UK-based Sarian Systems Limited
    • OptumHealth, Inc., a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, in connection with its acquisition of PPC International, LLC
    • FleetCor Europe Limited, subsidiary of FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FLT), on several acquisitions of fuel card businesses and customer portfolios
    • Elta Group Limited on several acquisitions including Duct Products Limited, Airepure Australia Pty Limited and Bowden & Knights Livestock Services Limited

    Capital Markets

    • Derriston Capital plc, an LSE standard listed shell, in connection with its conditional agreement to acquire S4 Capital Limited, Sir Martin Sorrell’s newly incorporated entity aiming to build a multi-national communication services business focused on growth
    • SolGold plc (LSE & TSX: SOLG) on its underwritten private placement to raise £45 million
    • Pitkin Petroleum Plc in pre-IPO placing to raise $19 million
    • San Leon Energy Plc (AIM: SLE) in connection with its recommended takeover of AIM listed Island Oil & Gas Plc
    • SocialGO Plc (AIM: SGO) in connection with institutional placings nominated adviser and broker in connection with placing and admission to AIM of Armor Designs Inc. (AIM:ADID)
    • ViaLogy plc (AIM: VIY) on several institutional placings of shares and warrants
    • ViaLogy plc on its acquisition, by way of reverse takeover, of California based ViaLogy Corp. and re-admission to AIM

    Private Equity and Venture Capital 

    • VC arm of multinational energy business in connection with investments in energy storage company and demand response aggregator company
    • Pentair (NYSE: PNR) in connection with its investment in Voltea Limited
    • Investor group in connection with investment in UK based technology company
    • UK software company in connection with Series A funding

    Middle East transactions

    • General Atlantic LLC in connection with acquisition of stake in Network International LLC
    • GFH B.S.C. in connection with its acquisition of The Sheffield Private School LLC
    • Group of sellers in connection with disposal of Asia Waterjet Holdings Ltd
    • Midland Holdings Ltd on its acquisition of Midland Trading LLC
    • Cinépolis in connection with its regional joint venture with Al Tayer Group

    Professional History

    • Senior Associate, Hadef & Partners, Dubai, UAE (2015-2017)
    • Corporate Associate, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, London (2004-2015)
    • Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales (2006)

    Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

    • Law Society of England & Wales
    • Quoted Companies Alliance

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