The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
10 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3QG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7465 4300
Fax:
Fax 020 7465 4400
DX:
40 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.phb.co.uk

Nick Sayers

Tel:
Work 020 7465 4300
Email:
Web:
www.phb.co.uk
Payne Hicks Beach

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Nick has a corporate transactional legal practice.  He acts on the sale and purchase of companies and businesses, typically in the deal size range of £2-100 million, although some transactions have been substantially larger.  He also acts on fund raising of different kinds, including by means of private equity and IPO.

Nick acts for clients in a number of sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, technology and professional services.  Clients include main market and AIM listed companies, high net worth individuals, owner managers, and private equity and sovereign wealth funds.

Recent work includes acting for the owners of a north sea oil and gas services business on its sale to a US private equity house for a consideration of approximately £60 million; acting for the owners of a UK technology business on its sale to a US private equity house for a consideration of approximately £10 million; and acting for the managers of a UK financial services business on a buy in/buy out where the consideration was approximately £8 million.

Career

Trained at Slaughter and May. Qualified in 1986, and joined Payne Hicks Beach, as a partner, in 2016.

Languages

French and basic German

Education

Magdalen College, Oxford University

Leisure

Cricket, golf, travel, history.


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m

The corporate and  M&A team at Payne Hicks Beach  caters for a wide range of clients, with the owner-managed market remaining steadily active. While the retail sector has been less busy over the past year, the firm continues to handle significant transactions in the technology sector, among others. Cross-border work is facilitated through established foreign desks in the London office, including Scandinavia, Asia and the Middle East. Jonathan Gatward leads the corporate department, while Nick Sayers is head of the M&A practice; Gatward is primarily focused on the private market, with Sayers working across both public and private markets.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments in London

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to