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Nicola Baird

T: +44 20 7809 2835 M: +44 75 8705 1604 Email Nicola | vCard Office: London

Nicola Baird Senior associate

Contact details

Nicola Baird

Nicola Baird
Senior associate

T: +44 20 7809 2835 M: +44 75 8705 1604 Email Nicola | vCard Office: London

Nicola is a senior associate in the private equity group with experience advising both institutional investment houses and management teams.
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Nicola is a corporate lawyer specialising in private equity, acting for companies and founders throughout the lifecycle of a business, including early stage fundraisings, growth capital investment and more traditional private equity transactions such as MBO’s, MBI’s, bolt-on acquisitions and exits.

She has been involved with advising Elysian Capital on its acquisition of Key Travel and Aspirations Care; BGF on its investment into BB7 Fire & Omega Fire Engineering; FPE on its investment into Kallik and IWSR, as well as its sale of OKA to InvestIndustrial; the founders of Charterhouse Voice & Data on the sale of the company to August Equity; and the management team of Kellas Midstream on their sale to a consortium of investors including GIC and Blackrock and their subsequent re-investment in the new business.

“Worth their weight in gold, always available, always able to keep good humour and to sort the important points from those that are emotionally charged.”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

  • Private equity and venture capital

Private equity

Acting for FPE Capital on its investment in Kallik, a leading provider of Labelling and Artwork Management SaaS solutions, and its disposal of OKA, a luxury furniture boutique, to InvestIndustrial.

Advising Elysian on the secondary buyout of Aspirations Care, a specialist provider of supported living centres for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs.

Growth capital

Acting for BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, on its investment in BB7 Fire, a niche fire safety and security consultancy.

Fundraising

Advising JD.com, alongside Orrick, on its $397 million investment into the luxury fashion platform Farfetch.com, as part of a Series G fundraising round.

Founders and management teams

Advising the founders of Charterhouse Voice & Data on the sale of the company to August Equity and their subsequent re-investment.

Acting for the management team of OKA on their re-investment into the new business alongside new owners InvestIndustrial.

Acting for the management team of Kellas Midstream on the reinvestment of their sale proceeds into the new business. 

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