Biography

Nick Vasquez practises in the International Corporate Group, focusing on UK and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and emerging companies, and commercial matters. Nick has acted for private equity and real estate funds, family offices, and investors and founders in venture capital.

Nick leads on private equity M&A transactions for real estate and private equity funds, with a particular focus on the hospitality industry, as well as corporate transactions for family offices and technology companies.

Nick's career experience also includes private equity fund formation, debt finance and insolvency and restructuring. He spent a period practicing in New York on major cross-border corporate transactions.

 

Awards

Representation

Acquisition of Generator Hostels, a global lifestyle hostel group, for c.€450m, for a real estate private equity fund.

Acquisition of Kensington Forum, a 900+ key London hotel for above £350m.

Acquisition of a large shopping centre in Germany on behalf of a family office for above €100m.

Sale of a c.€315m stake in Geneba, a Dutch-listed real estate investment company focused on industrial real estate in Germany and the Netherlands, by a Canadian private equity firm to a Singapore-headquartered property company.

Acted on numerous transactions, joint ventures, major reorganizations and acquisitions for a multi-family office / merchant bank.

Acting for the founder on the investment into an advanced aerospace technology company by Chinese and Middle Eastern investors.

Seed, Series A and later stage series venture capital finance rounds in tech and life sciences fields, representing both venture capital firms and founders.

Working with ad-hoc consortium of investors in the Co-Operative Bank PLC during negotiations on financial restructuring.

Acquisition of a UK software company by a US-based global health care company.

Sale of a UK software company to a large US exchange.

Equity co-investment aspects of financing by large mezzanine finance providers related to the auction of a Belgian chemicals company.

Financing by mezzanine finance providers in support of the leveraged buyout of a European environmental products group.

Cross-border leveraged buyout by a European private equity firm of a hospitals group in Greece.

Education

BPP Law School – Legal Practice Certificate, 2004
BPP Law School – Postgraduate Diploma in Law, 2003
University of Oxford – B.A. (Hons.), 2000

Bar Admissions

Solicitor, England and Wales
Awards and Honors