Jennings, Nicholas

Nicholas Jennings

Senior Counsel
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Nick Jennings 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.

He 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.

Nick Jennings 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.

He 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.

Nick's experience includes advising:

M&A

  • Close Brothers Group plc on a number of transactions, including its disposal of Close Brothers Retail Finance to Klarna Bank
  • illycafe SpA on the acquisition of its UK distribution business from EFB Group Limited
  • EML Payments Limited (ASX: EML) on its £21.6 million acquisition of Flex-e-Card Limited
  • Thalassa Holdings Limited (LSE: 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 and gas company, with offshore assets in the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany
  • Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE: FICO) on its $115 million acquisition of Adeptra Limited

Capital Markets

  • SolGold plc (LSE & TSX: SOLG) on its underwritten placing and retail offer to raise £30.9 million
  • Adriatic Metals Plc (LSE: ADT1, ASX: ADT) on its LSE Main Market listing
  • Thalassa Holdings Limited (LSE: THAL) on its hostile takeover offer for the Local Shopping REIT Plc (LSE: LSR
  • Thalassa Holdings Limited (LSE: THAL) on its move from AIM to the Main Market
  • Honye Financial Services Ltd (LSE: HOYE) on its Main Market IPO
  • 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 multinational communication services business focused on growth
  • SolGold plc (LSE & TSX: SOLG) on its underwritten private placement to raise £45 million
  • San Leon Energy Plc (AIM: SLE) in connection with its recommended takeover of AIM listed Island Oil & Gas Plc

Private Equity and Venture Capital 

  • ENGIE New Ventures SAS in connection with investments in energy storage company and demand response aggregator company
  • Hargreave Hale AIM VCT in relation to its investments in Kidly Limited, Oxford Genetics, Honest Brew and SCA Investments Limited (trading as “Gousto”)
  • 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
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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • LL.M., Commercial Law, University of Bristol, 2004
  • LPC, University of the West of England, Bristol, 2001
  • Euro. LL. B. (Hons), University of Bristol, 1999
    Law with European Legal Studies
Professional Affiliations
    • Law Society of England & Wales
    • Quoted Companies Alliance
Awards & Recognitions
    • Recognised, The Legal 500, Projects, Energy and Natural Resources - Oil and Gas (2020)
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)