Nick Gent is a highly experienced corporate finance lawyer, who advises a range of clients, including public companies, SMEs and individuals, on a broad range of transactional matters required during the business lifecycle.
Nick’s work extends to advising on raising capital (acting for both lenders / investors and companies on both debt and equity fundraising), buying and selling companies and businesses, mergers and joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements, corporate governance and financial services matters.
Nick is very well known in the corporate finance community, being ranked as a leading corporate finance lawyer in Chambers 2018 (the Legal Directory) where he is described as an “excellent lawyer”, as well as “a stand-out lawyer” with “extensive knowledge and experience in his area” in the Legal 500.
Nick and his team have been exceptional in providing the guidance, support and experience required to simplify and enhance an often highly complicated process. Nick is considered, commercial and thorough, able to communicate succinctly across a wide shareholder group and recognise the needs of all involved. Iain Brown, former Managing Director (and shareholder) of Sandy Balls Estate Limited.
Areas of Expertise
The sale of the entire issued share capital of Sandy Balls Estate Limited, the operator of the five-star holiday village based in the New Forest, to Away Resorts Limited, the holiday park operator backed by LDC. Sandy Balls had been under private, family ownership for many years and the sale marked a pivotal step, both for the development of the company and in realising value for its shareholders.
Raising development capital on behalf of Senseye Limited, the AI predictive maintenance company, from a group of institutional private equity investors, lead by MMC Ventures Limited.
Representing The Innovation Group Limited (formerly a full-list plc) on a variety of corporate acquisitions and sales.
Away from the office
Nick prefers to be in the great outdoors when he is able to escape the office, is a keen skier and cyclist, general sports fan and enthusiastic cook.