Nicholas Plant > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
ONE FLEET PLACE
LONDON
EC4M 7WS
England

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Nicholas is co-leader of Dentons’ global private equity practice.

He has more than 20 years’ experience advising on both domestic and cross-border leveraged buyouts and has led over £10 billion of LBOs in the last five years.

Nicholas has worked extensively for some of the leading private equity houses, including Apax, Blackstone, Centerbridge, CVC Capital Partners, Duke Street Capital, European Capital, Graphite Capital, Investcorp, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and ZQ Capital.

Career

Trained SJ Berwin 1998, qualified 2002. Partner in present firm since 2013. Secondee, Goldman Sachs London 2002; Associate, Hogan Lovells London 2002-04; Partner and Associate, SJ Berwin London 2004-13; Partner, Dentons UKMEA LLP London 2013 to date.

Education

Kings Secondary School, Canterbury; University of Southampton (1992 BA); American University in Washington DC (1993 MA).

Leisure

Grade 8 piano; Glyndebourne member; keen skier.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)

(Leading individuals)

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Dentons continues to be highly active in cross-border PE transactions, where it leverages its network of offices around the world to act for both sponsors and portfolio companies. Clients value the PE group, which acts across a broad range of sectors, for its ‘practical advice in terms of moving deals towards completion’. Nicholas Plant and Stephen Levy are key names to note in the department, with experience acting for buyout houses including KKR, KPS and LeapFrog. Plant co-heads the firm’s global private equity group and is praised as having ‘industry expertise and a fresh business-oriented approach’.