Thomas Nickols | London | Hogan Lovells

Thomas Nickols

Senior Associate Corporate & Finance


Thomas Nickols
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Tom works with private credit funds, banks and private equity sponsors on acquisition and other leveraged finance transactions, often with a cross-border element. These include straight senior, unitranche/super senior, first-out/last-out and PIK structures as well as restructurings. He enjoys collaborating with clients and other parties to progress from term-sheet stage through funding and beyond. 

Before joining Hogan Lovells, he spent a year with Lloyds Banking Group supporting deal teams with acquisition finance (mid-market and large cap), fund finance, project finance and investment grade transactions. He trained with the London office of a US law firm, then qualified into their finance team and worked on deals involving the hospitality, fintech and alternative lending sectors.

Representative experience

The lenders on the financing of Rivean Capital's investment in Wilvo 

AshGrove Capital in relation to financing for Qoria, the ASX-listed provider of digital safety and student wellbeing solutions

Ares Management on the refinancing of Sykes Cottages and the acquisition of Forest Holidays by Vitruvian Partners

TriSpan on the financing of its acquisition of sk:n clinics from Graphite Capital*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge
  • LPC (Accelerated), The University of Law, Moorgate
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Solicitor, England and Wales