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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Nicola Brookes

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Nicola is a principal associate in the corporate team based in the Manchester office. Nicola has a wide range of experience advising public and private companies on acquisitions, disposals, corporate reorganisations and general corporate governance for clients of varying sizes and from a broad range of industry sectors.

Nicola is involved in the healthcare and transport sector teams and is client account manager for Four Seasons Health Care Limited, Manchester Airport Group, NCC Group plc, Lookers plc , Entu (UK) plc and Wincanton plc.

Nicola's recent experience includes taking the lead role acting for Lookers plc on its recent acquisition of the Benfield Motor Group for £87.5m and for Holidaybreak Group Limited on the disposal of its adventure division to Hotelplan (UK) Limited for £25.8m.

Her capital markets experience includes acting on the acquisition of Dutch target company Fox-IT Holding BV by NCC Group plc for €133.25m, advising AIM listed API Group plc on its recommended (initially hostile) £46m takeover by Steel Partners and acting for Entu (UK) plc on its £65m IPO and admission to AIM.

Other highlights include acting on the disposal of the records management business of Wincanton plc to Restore plc for £60m, acting for Four Seasons Healthcare on its £43m acquisition of part of the Majesticare group, acting for Urban Splash on its £135m refinance with The Pears Group, and advising the minority shareholders of Manchester Science Parks Limited in connection with the £33m acquisition of Alderley Park from Astra Zeneca.



Principal Associate

London: Corporate and commercial

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's team has an excellent reputation acting for both issuers and NOMADs, and it is prominent in large, high-profile AIM and Main Market IPOs, secondary offerings and various other transactions. In 2017, Daniel Hall, Nicola Brookes and senior associate Annika Unsworth acted for Footasylum Plc in its £170m AIM flotation and £40m placing. They also assisted Zeus Capital (as NOMAD and broker) with the £190m AIM IPO of Strix Group Plc. Sebastian Orton and Chris Halliday more recently acted as the lead advisers to OnTheMarket Plc on its proposed £100m AIM IPO. Beyond IPO work, another highlight saw practice head Stephen Nash and legal director Mark Roe advise Investec on a secondary fundraising associated with Conviviality Plc's acquisition of the Central Convenience retail business. The firm also acts for UK investment trusts and Channel Islands-based registered investment companies. Other members of the team include Simon Masters, Alistair Cree, Steven Hacking and Alison Starr.

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North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Within: Corporate and commercial: Manchester

The ‚Äėresponsive‚Äô and ‚Äėhardworking‚Äô 11-partner team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP¬†regularly handles complex transactions, often with a cross-border element, across the healthcare, aerospace, defence, retail, real estate and chemicals sectors. Company and commercial team head Simon Masters¬† advised WestRock Company on its $2.28bn acquisition of Multi Packaging Solutions International, and on the¬†$1bn disposal of its home, health and beauty division. Daniel Hall¬†acted for Zeus Capital on the ¬£190m IPO of Strix Group and Alistair Cree¬† advised Carlyle Group on the disposal of a Luxembourg-based company holding the freehold of the Soapworks development in Salford Quays, Manchester.¬† Partner¬†Nicola Brookes¬†¬†and senior associate Elizabeth Tindall, who ‚Äėtakes a commercial approach to issues‚Äô, are also noted. The ‚Äėbrilliant‚Äô Tom Bridgford¬† leads the commercial team and advised CSC Computer Sciences on a five-year outsourcing deal with the London insurance market.¬†Nick Stubbs, who splits his time between Leeds and Manchester, and senior associate Richard Hill¬†are also recommended for commercial matters.

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