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About Nikki Willson

Nikki is an associate in our global transactions group based in London.

Nikki advises clients on public and private M&A transactions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings, as well as general corporate and listed company advisory matters.

Nikki trained at Freshfields and was previously seconded to Freshfields’ Hong Kong office.

Recent work

  • Advising Mars, Incorporated on its recommended acquisition of Hotel Chocolat Group plc. 
  • Advising Luxinva SA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, on the £4.46bn recommended cash acquisition of Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC, as a co-investor alongside EQT.
  • Advising Compagnie de Saint-Gobain on the sale of its UK building distribution business to Stark Group, a CVC portfolio company, following a competitive auction.
  • Advising Parker-Hannifin Corporation on its $8.8bn recommended acquisition of Meggitt plc.
  • Advising Hastings Insurance on its £1.6bn recommended all-cash takeover by a consortium comprising Sampo plc and Rand Merchant Investment Holdings Limited.
  • Advising Islestarr Holdings on the sale of the Charlotte Tilbury beauty business to Puig, following a competitive auction.
  • Advising Teneo (acting as joint administrators of the UK retailer Arcadia) on the disposals of the “Topshop”, “Topman” and other clothing brands to various purchasers, following a competitive auction.