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Nicola Baird

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

Nicola Baird Managing associate

Contact details

Nicola Baird

Nicola Baird
Managing associate

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

Nicola is a managing 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

BGF

Advised UK investor BGF on its US$11 million investment in Genflow, a London and Los Angeles-based brand-building agency.

FPE Capital

Advised FPE Capital, a software and services focused lower mid-market growth investor, on its investment in Codestone, a business applications and cloud services platform.

BGF

Advised UK investor BGF on its investment in Source BMX, an omni-channel BMX retailer.

Elysian Capital

Advised Elysian Capital, and the management team of the company, on the £103 million sale of Wellbeing Software to The Citadel Group, a company listed on The Australian Stock Exchange.

Aura Futures backed by Baird Capital

Advised a former management team from a FTSE plc, backed by Baird Capital, on the simultaneous acquisitions of two leading tech businesses – Intevi and Karlson – to create a new brand to reimagine future workspaces, Aura.

Bowmark Capital

Advised Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, on its backing of the buy-out of IWSR, a research platform for the US$1.5 trillion global alcoholic beverage market. 

Corre Energy

Advised founding partners on a series of substantial transactions relating to: (i) the establishment of Corre Energy SCSp, the first hydrogen storage business of its kind, focussed on a renewable energy storage business, in connection with its multi-jurisdictional corporate restructure; (ii) investor negotiations with cornerstone investor taking a stake in the manager, (iii) seed capital from third party investor, and (iv) receipt of financing from Infrastructure Capital.

Elysian Capital

Advised Elysian Capital, and the management team of the company, on the £103 million sale of Wellbeing Software to The Citadel Group, a company listed on The Australian Stock Exchange.

Bowmark Capital

Advised Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, on the buy-out of Totalmobile, the Belfast-based technology company.

BGF

Advised BGF on its investment in Juriba Limited, an IT migration software provider.

Baird Capital

Advised a former management team from a FTSE plc, backed by Baird Capital, on the simultaneous acquisitions of two leading tech businesses – Intevi and Karlson – to create a new brand to reimagine future workspaces, Aura.

Kellas Midstream

Advised the management team of Kellas Midstream in connection with its sale to BlackRock and GIC, which completed on 30 January 2020.

FPE Capital LLP

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.

Elysian Capital

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

BGF

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.

JD.com

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 Charterhouse Voice & Data

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

Management team of OKA

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

Management team of Kellas Midstream

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

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