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Christopher Nicholls

Senior Managing Director

Christopher Nicholls is a Senior Managing Director with Teneo in London, where he heads the Equity Capital Markets and PLC advisory team within Financial Advisory.

Christopher joined Teneo as part of its acquisition of the restructuring business of Deloitte, where he was a Partner. Previously Christopher was an investment banker with J.P. Morgan Cazenove. He has over 27 years of corporate finance experience, advising corporates, shareholders and other stakeholders (such as governments) across a wide range of capital raisings, M&A and restructuring transactions.


Selected Project Experience

  • Strike on its acquisition of the business of Purplebricks Group plc
  • James Fisher & Sons plc on the disposal of James Fisher Nuclear.
  • McBride plc on its £200m refinancing.
  • Lender advisory in connection with Joules plc.
  • Studio Retail Group and lender advisory in connection with its sale to Frasers plc.
  • Ganfeng on its £285m public offer for Bacanora Lithium plc.
  • DBAY on the £75m public-to-private of Proactis Holdings plc by Café Bidco.
  • HM Treasury in relation to Export Development Guarantees for British Airways (£2bn) and easyJet plc (£1.4bn).
  • British Business Bank on the £150m LSE IPO of Seraphim Space Investment Trust.
  • Exponent on its £70m shareholder sell down in Moonpig plc.
  • musicMagpie plc on its £200m LSE IPO.
  • Accrol plc on its acquisition of LTC and associated equity fund raise.
  • Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc on £920m share placing and related buyback.
  • Murgitroyd plc on its £63m sale to Sovereign Capital.
  • AJ Bell plc on its £650m main market LSE IPO.
  • Xafinity plc on its £190m LSE IPO and subsequent £150m class 1 acquisition.
  • Lenders to Lonmin plc on its $400m rights issue and wider recapitalisation.
  • HgCapital on its disposal of Zenith Leasing.
  • Morses Club plc on its £140m AIM IPO.
  • Bridgepoint on its dual-track disposal of Quilter Cheviot.
  • Cineworld plc on its £110m LSE IPO.
  • AO plc on its £485m LSE IPO.
  • Ocado plc on £370m LSE IPO.
  • Riverstone Energy on its $1.2bn LSE IPO.
  • HellermannTyton plc on its €270m LSE IPO.
  • Ophir Energy plc on its $375m LSE IPO and subsequent transactions including $825m placing and rights issue.
  • John Laing Infrastructure Fund on its £270m LSE IPO and multiple subsequent capital raises, totalling £1bn.
  • Land Securities plc on its £750m rights issue.
  • Songbird Estates plc on its £1bn restructuring and recapitalisation.

Articles by Christopher Nicholls