Nick Atkins

Partner

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Nick Atkins

Nick is an experienced corporate partner who specialises in M&A, fundraisings and corporate advisory work. Nick is head of the firm’s entrepreneurs sector group.

Nick qualified in 2008 and joined Stevens & Bolton in 2011, before becoming partner in 2017.

He advises on mergers & acquisitions, private equity and growth capital work. Nick works across a number of sectors, with particular experience in technology, media, leisure and logistics businesses and cross-border transactions. He is closely involved with the firm’s international practice group, as jurisdiction manager for Iberia and Latin America as well as being involved in various other key jurisdictions, including Germany and the United States. Nick also regularly advises on acquisitions of distressed businesses.

Recent highlights include advising:

  • CANCOM SE on three acquisitions (most recently Northern Ireland technology infrastructure firm Novosco) and subsequently on its sale of its UK operations to Telefónica
  • ZEISER GmbH on its acquisition of Inspectron
  • ITP Aero on its acquisition of the Hucknall operations of Rolls-Royce plc
  • International Schools Partnership on its acquisition of Claremont School
  • The sellers of Starberry to epropservices
  • The sellers of Trillium Systems to ClearCourse Partnership
  • Electric Gamebox on its investment by Project A Ventures, Index Ventures, Sweet Capital, JamJar Investments and others

Nick is recognised in Legal 500 for his experience in cross-border M&A transactions. He is an active member of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) as well as being closely involved with the firm’s membership of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom.

Nick has written articles for various publications and regularly participates in seminars and webinars for the firm.

Nick is ranked as a Next Generation Partner in Corporate law for the South East in The Legal 500 and is shortlisted for Corporate Lawyer of the Year at the 2021 Insider South East Dealmaker Awards.

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