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Trethowans LLP

THE PAVILION, BOTLEIGH GRANGE BUSINESS PARK, HEDGE END, SOUTHAMPTON, SO30 2AF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 023 8032 1000
Fax:
Fax 023 8032 1001
DX:
154120 SOUTHAMPTON 48
Email:
Web:
www.trethowans.com
Bournemouth, Poole, Salisbury, Southampton

Nick Gent

Tel:
Work 023 8082 0460
Email:
Trethowans LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Nick is a corporate finance lawyer, advising on mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs and buy-ins, structured finance, private equity funding, and joint ventures. Nick joined Trethowans in August 2010, having previously been a partner in the corporate team at Blake Lapthorn. He has also worked on secondment as an in-house counsel to a quoted Plc. Nick qualified in 1994 and is described as a ‘stand-out lawyer’ in Legal 500 and is ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers in relation to Corporate and M&A work, being ‘praised for his commercial outlook, with clients appreciating his ability “to simplify complex legal terminology into plain English”’. Recent work: the sale of Kylmar (KMC) Limited, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of sensor and optical surveillance systems for military and security applications, to General Dynamics; raising $13m as development capital from two US corporate investors for a company in the energy sector; advising on the funding for the MBO of the Raymond Brown Group; advising Mail Solutions Group Limited on its acquisition of a controlling interest in Empire Envelopes Limited. Specialist areas: mergers & acquisitions; corporate finance; company law.

Career

Qualified 1994; partner Trethowans 2010.


South East: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Trethowans LLP has a dedicated banking team acting for both lenders and borrowers on a variety of matters, including acquisition finance and property and development finance. It is also known for its experience on financing in the agriculture sector and restructuring and refinancing work. The practice is on the panel of the main banks active in the region. Sophie Eales heads the practice from the Southampton office. Other names to note are Nick Gent, who splits his time between Southampton and Bournemouth, Southampton’s property finance specialist Paul Longman and Emma Earp, who joined the Bournemouth office from Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP in January 2019.

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