Nigel Taylor

Partner

Corporate




T: +44 (0)20 7395 3040
ntaylor@wedlakebell.com



Expertise

Nigel is a partner in our corporate and M&A practice. He advises entrepreneurs, private equity funds, listed and unlisted UK companies, overseas corporations and multinationals in a variety of sectors, including financial services, logistics, manufacturing and technology.

His practice spans the full range of domestic and cross-border transactions with particular expertise in downstream private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and joint ventures.

Nigel is recognised for his experience by the legal directories who describe him as having “extensive experience in mid-market M&A” and “an experienced hand on private equity backed transactions”.


Recent Experience

  • Global Risk Partners, one of the UK’s top independent insurance intermediaries, on its investment programme in insurance broking companies, including the acquisitions of Aquila, Insync Insurance Solutions, RIB Group, Gauntlet, 3XD, Trimulgherry Investments, U-Sure, DCJ Group, Digney Grant, County Group, Cavendish Munro, Camberford Law, Lonmar Global Risks, Alan & Thomas Insurance Group, Green Insurance Group, Marshall Wooldridge, Higos Insurance Services, Abbey Bond Lovis and Ropner Insurance Services.
  • The owner of Re-Vision BV on the sale to private equity backed Extenda Retail, a leading provider of commerce and distribution software solutions for retailers and logistics companies. Re-Vision BV, headquartered in Waardenburg, Netherlands, is the global provider of mobile self-scanning solutions, enabling an innovative shopping experience in the retail sector.
  • Urban Logistics REIT plc, the UK based and AIM listed industrial and logistics properties investor, on its £47.2 million acquisition of seven regional warehouse properties through the purchase of a Jersey Property Unit Trust from funds controlled by Legal & General Investment Management.

Career History

Nigel joined Wedlake Bell in May 2018. Prior to this he was a partner in the Corporate Group of Watson Farley & Williams between November 2015 and April 2018 and a partner in the Corporate Group of Clyde & Co between October 2010 and October 2015.

He trained at FieldFisher, qualifying into the Corporate Group in November 1993 where he was an associate until 2001 and a partner until 2010.

Nigel has a degree in Law from The University of Southampton and completed his Law Society Finals at the College of Law in York.


Testimonials

“Nigel Taylor has extensive experience in mid-market M&A and private equity-backed transactions” – Legal 500, UK 2021

“an experienced hand on private equity backed transactions. –  Legal 500, UK 2020

“M&A offering has been significantly strengthened through multiple hires, including Martin Thomas and Nigel Taylor” – Legal 500, UK 2020


Additional Information

In his spare time Nigel enjoys coaching youth Rugby at Barnes RFC and previously the Bank of England RFC.


"M&A offering has been significantly strengthened through multiple hires, including Martin Thomas and Nigel Taylor. "


— Legal 500, UK 2020

"M&A: SMALLER DEALS, UP TO £50M TIER 1. Wedlake Bell LLP's practice focuses on the firm's key sectors, which include energy, financial services, insurance, healthcare, hospitality, fintech and corporate real estate. The team has also developed a private wealth M&A offering and has advised family offices and private wealth funds on their acquisition targets. "


— Legal 500, UK 2021

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Wedlake Bell advises Global Risk Partners on the acquisition of Insync Insurance Solitons Ltd

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Wedlake Bell Advises Urban Logistics REIT plc on its £47.2 Million Acquisition of the “Crown Portfolio”

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Wedlake Bell advises Global Risk Partners on its acquisition of Trimulgherry Investments Ltd

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Private Equity Wire has published the announcement that Wedlake Bell has advised Global Risk Partners Group

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Wedlake Bell, Nigel Taylor and the Corporate team mentioned in Private Equity Wire

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Wedlake Bell advises Global Risk Partners on its latest acquisition

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Wedlake Bell advises on the cross-border sale of retail technology company Re-Vision BV to Extenda Retail