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Nicola Brookes, Partner

Nicola Brookes


Practice areas

  • Health and life sciences
  • Transport

Practice notes

Nicola is a Partner in the corporate team based in the Manchester office. Nicola has a wide range of experience advising public and private companies on acquisitions, disposals, corporate reorganisations and general corporate governance for clients of varying sizes and from a broad range of industry sectors. Nicola also has experience of advising on a number of cross border transactions.

Nicola is involved in the healthcare, transport and retail sector teams. Her clients include WestRock Company, Lookers plc, Entu (UK) plc, Four Seasons Health Care Limited, Wincanton plc, Barchester Healthcare Limited and SuperGroup plc.

Her recent transactions include: the $1.025bn disposal of the Home, Health & Beauty Division of WestRock Company to the Silgan Group, the £80m flotation of Van Elle Holdings plc on AIM, the £55.4m acquisition by Lookers plc of Drayton Motor Group, the £93.5m acquisition of Fox-IT Holdings BV by NCC Group plc, the £60m disposal by Wincanton plc of its records management business to Restore plc and the £46m recommended (initially hostile) takeover of API Group plc by Steel Partners.