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'He is very, very bright and the person I would go to with complicated issues'
Nick Holman co-leads our Investment Funds team and is proud that he has spent his entire professional career at the firm.
Nick has extensive experience across a broad range of alternative investment funds, and advises both fund managers and institutional investors. As well as being recognized by both the Chambers UK and Legal 500 legal directories as a Leading Individual for real estate and infrastructure funds, he is also recognized widely for his work on the launches of private equity and impact investment funds. Nick's broader experience includes advising on pledge funds, complex co-investments and secondaries transactions (including "GP-led" continuation funds), as well as carried interest schemes and employee co-investment vehicles.
Nick is very focused on ensuring that both he and his team provide thoughtful advice that is tailored for each situation. He is immersed in the funds industry, and has advised fund associations in both the US and UK on a range of business-critical matters.
Nick picked up the 'Funds Team of the Year' trophy at the prestigious 2015 'The Lawyer' Awards for his work advising on the launch of a truly innovative debt fund. The award was even more satisfying because the fund in question is focused on bringing off-grid power to very poor communities in the developing world; using his fund structuring skills to make a difference is something Nick is passionate about, whether working for social entrepreneurs, development banks or other impact investors.
Legal 500 UK - Private Funds
'Nick is a fantastic partner with excellent technical and market knowledge, which he applies in a commercial way as a trusted advisor to the business'
Advising Prudential M&G on the establishment of numerous funds investing in a range of asset classes, including private equity, infrastructure, real estate, real estate debt and corporate debt.
Advising Shore Capital on the launch of Brandenburg Realty, a Guernsey fund investing in residential real estate in Germany.
Advising InfraRed Capital Partners on the launch of a £500m secondary infrastructure fund.
Advising IFC and Shell Foundation on the launch of an Africa/Asia focused renewable energy fund, The Lawyer: Funds Team of the Year 2015.
Advising Columbia Threadneedle in relation to the launch of more than 20 real estate funds (covering both closed-ended and open-ended funds) as well as fund mergers and other strategic transactions.
Advising Foundation Investment Partners, Provenance Investment Partners and NTM Capital on the establishment of their respective private equity businesses and the launches of their first funds.
Advising UK pension schemes on portfolio sales of more than 100 private equity fund interests.
Advising BlackRock Investment Management on the groundbreaking merger between BlackRock UK Property Fund and RREEF's UK Property Funds to create the UK's largest property unit trust.
Advising BII, DEG, FMO, PROPARCO and other European development finance institutions in relation to strategic investments in a wide range of emerging markets impact investment funds.
Advising Innagreen in relation to the establishment of its investment management business and the launch of its first renewable energy fund.
Advising Ireland's National Treasury Management Agency in relation to its strategic investment with Molten Ventures plc.
Advising abrdn plc on the establishment of infrastructure funds covering the European, North American, Australasian, Gulf and Andean regions, as well as on co-investments and secondaries.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Law, College of Law, Distinction, 1996
- LLB (Law and German), University of Bristol, First Class, 1995