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Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Corporate (London).


Corporate partner at Addleshaw Goddard LLP in London. Nick specialises in private and public M&A and other corporate transactional work, such as joint ventures and reorganisations.


Trained Linklaters; qualified 2000. Partner Addleshaw Goddard 2011.


The Edinburgh Academy; Newcastle University 1993-96; College of Law, York 1996-97.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m

(Leading individuals)

Nick PeareyAddleshaw Goddard

Drawing on resources from across its network of domestic and international offices, Addleshaw Goddard boasts a substantial M&A offering in the mid-market arena. The team is especially noted for its public takeover capabilities, where Nick Pearey regularly advises both targets and acquirers, most recently for major players in betting and hospitality. London M&A head Chris Taylor also leads the Africa group, working with various retailers and consumer goods producers throughout the continent on cross-border acquisitions and divestments. Simon Wood is noted for his broad public M&A practice, while Turkey desk head Elvan Hussein concentrates on high-growth tech enterprises. Yunus Seedat is corporate and commercial divisional managing partner.

London > Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap

Addleshaw Goddard‘s client roster includes a significant number of FTSE AIM 50 and FTSE AIM 100 companies, as well as 12 of the top 13 UK mid-cap stockbrokers, and other financial advisers and brokers. Led by Nick Pearey, the national team is strong in AIM and Main Market matters, with it being prominent in high-profile IPOs, secondary fundraisings and public M&A. In one highlight, Giles Distin and legal director Jeremy Cruse acted for Liberum Capital on the £120m AIM IPO of SourceBio International Plc, which was one of the few AIM IPOs to take place in 2020. Simon Wood and Roger Hart are also recommended.