Nick Dawson



Nick has considerable experience in all aspects of corporate transactions, but has a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions and private equity led transactions. Nick also advises on complex joint ventures, group re-organisations, restructurings, shareholders’ agreements, partnerships, LLPs and corporate governance.

Recent highlights:

  • Acting for Sunrise Medical Holdings Limited on the acquisition of RGK Wheelchairs Limited.
  • Acting for Lexon (UK) Limited on the acquisition of Norchem Limited.
  • Acting for Pure Health Medical Limited on strategic acquisition within pharmaceutical sector.
  • Acting for management of PIB Limited on investment by Praetura Investors.
  • Acting for SCIOInspire Holdings Inc on the acquisition of Data Intelligence Limited.
  • Acting for the majority shareholders on the private sale of Hornbuckle Mitchell Holdings Limited.
  • Acting for the sellers and management on the private equity backed buy-out of The UK Drainage Network Limited by Lyceum Capital and the subsequent strategic acquisitions of Drain Control Limited and Waterflow Limited.
  • Acting on for Helios-Sinogulf LLC on its joint venture and equity investment for the development of Al-Ain International Airport, Abu Dhabi.
  • Acting on the sale of insurance broker RA Rossborough Limited to Giles Holdings Limited.
  • Acting for the management team of Tyrrells Potato Chips Limited on the £40m private equity backed management buy-out by Langholm Capital. The company was subsequently sold in a secondary buy-out to Investcorp for £100m.
  • Acting on numerous acquisitions for RSM Bentley Jennison and its subsequent £76m merger with Tenon Group plc.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 21/06/2016
    Glide Acquired By Student Broadband Specialists CableCom

    “Glide is a great business and will go on to even greater things as part of CableCom. Helping to realise entrepreneurial ambition in this city is something that is close to our heart. We wish Glide the very best for the future.”

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  • 27/04/2016
    Manufacturing M&A Activity In West Midlands Hit By Economic And Political Uncertainty

    “It’s not surprising given the current economic and political uncertainty that deal volumes in the sector have fallen in the most recent three month period. It is however encouraging to see such a high proportion of private equity backed deals in the sector. “The region’s manufacturers have been very successful at attracting foreign investment and this continues to drive a significant proportion of deal activity in the sector. It is however important that as confidence levels start to go up, firms based here don’t ignore the growth opportunities that exist from targeting foreign companies themselves.”

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  • 24/07/2015
    M&A Involving West Midlands-Based Manufacturers Falls By 80%

    “These figures reveal a mixed picture for the region as although it has seen a fall in deal numbers, its share of deals in the sector is higher than all other regions in England, except London and the South East. “There are signs of improvement though and although the overall manufacturing sector is facing numerous challenges, there are plenty of sub sectors that are booming and I expect that this will fuel greater M&A over the coming months. Our deal pipeline looks strong for the rest of 2015 and I remain optimistic.”

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  • 05/05/2015
    Irwin Mitchell Birmingham Advises Sunrise Medical On RGK Acquisition

    “We are delighted to have worked on this deal. There is an excellent fit between the two companies and this acquisition will strengthen Sunrise Medical’s market position not only in the UK, but further afield.”

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