Nicola joined Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services LLP as a partner in February 2014.
She is a highly experienced Transaction Services practitioner having advised corporate clients, national and regional private equity houses on over 100 deals in the last fifteen years. Nicola joined from KPMG where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004 in its audit team and became a senior member of the Transaction Services team working across Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool. During her time at KPMG Nicola spent two years on secondment to their Private Equity team based in London and also gained international experience working in Europe and the USA.
She has advised on M&A transactions in a wide range of industries including Construction, Chemicals, Retail, Logistics, Consumer Goods and Technology. Corporate clients include RSK Group (Environmental Consultancy), Inprova Limited (Procurement) and Kinaxia Logistics Limited (Haulage and Logistics). Nicola also regularly assists regional and national Private Equity houses and Debt Funds such as LDC, NorthEdge, a2e, BGF, Permira and Ares Capital.
Services include financial buy-side, sell-side, capital markets and refinancing due diligence, pre deal evaluation and vendor assistance.