Nick Ducker

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Nick Ducker

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"Nick’s ability to lead transactions to completion whilst keeping our objectives at the forefront set him aside from the majority of lawyers." - Sean R Smith, Managing Director Detectamet Limited

What he’s best at:

Nick has a natural aptitude for understanding commercial issues, which makes him a welcome trusted advisor to the Management teams he advises. He advises on corporate and corporate finance transactions, and is completely focused on ensuring that the client’s objective from a transaction is at the forefront of everyone’s agenda. Nick advises on acquisitions, disposals, management buy-outs and buy-ins, private equity transactions, reverse takeovers, joint ventures, shareholder issues, capital reductions and buy-backs.

Who he works for:

  • Entrepreneurial management teams
  • Large corporates

Testimonials:

"Nick has been our trusted adviser over the past four years and continues to provide us with great advice. Nick’s commercial understanding of issues that arise together with his ability to lead transactions to completion keeping our objectives at the forefront set him aside from the majority of lawyers." - Sean R Smith, Managing Director Detectamet Limited

"Nick is a first rate lawyer whose really knows his stuff and whose reputation precedes him. Knowledgeable, diligent, tenacious and highly professional he gets the job done. If you're looking for a positive result - hire him!" - Nick Hinton, Finance Director, Momentum Instore

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Key Experience

  • Advising the Management team of Busybees Nurseries on their sale to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund
  • Advising a NASDAQ listed industrial services group on a £90m acquisition
  • Advising the Management team or Klarius Products on their acquisition from administration
  • Advising AIM listed CBG Group Plc on its recommended takeover by Giles Insurance Brokers
  • Acting for the shareholders of HC Recruitment on its merger with Assist Recruitment
  • Advising an AIM listed Plc on a series of acquisitions and disposals
  • Acting for shareholders on the disposal of their catering business to an FTSE 100 listed company
  • Acting for the shareholders of Columbia Design & Build Limited on the sale of the entire issued share capital to AIM listed Formation Group plc instituting a reverse takeover
  • Acting on several sales of business and assets by an administrator
  • Advising on carrying out section 110 demergers as part of tax reorganisation

Previous Businesses

  • Acting general counsel, Klarius Group

Previous Law Firms

  • Shammah Nicholls LLP

Education

  • College of Law, York, LPC
  • University of Hull, Law with German; 2:1
  • Year abroad at the Universität Passau, Germany

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