Nicholas is a commercially astute transactions lawyer with specialist skills in private mergers and acquisitions and funds management. He prides himself on his commerciality and transparency to achieve strategic outcomes for clients with minimal disruptions to their businesses.

Nicholas has worked on many transactions and regularly advises fund managers across numerous industries.

Nicholas’ recent experience includes:

  • Acting for Flavorite on its acquisition of the businesses of Murphy Fresh and Tatura Fresh;
  • Acting for Ansarada Group Ltd (ASX: AND) on its $5.2m acquisition of TriLine GRC Pty Ltd;
  • Advising Zen Energy on their demerger from Sanjeev Gupta’s SIMEC Group;
  • Acting for Waterfind in relation to the establishment of the Waterfind Waterfund;
  • Acting for Nash Capital in relation to the establishment of the Nash Capital EPS Fund, and the subsequent acquisition of Evolution Precast Systems by the Nash Capital EPS Fund; and
  • Acting for Conscious Investment Management in relation to the establishment of the CIM Social Housing Fund 1 and CIM Summer Housing SDA Fund.

Nicholas was named as ‘One to Watch’ in the area of Corporate Law in Best Lawyers 2024 and 2023 editions.

Client: Ansarada (ASX: AND)
Transaction Type: Public M&A
Advised Ansarada (ASX: AND) on their acquisition of Triline GRC. Ansarada are a worldwide SAAS company providing platforms used in deal & transaction management, board management, compliance and procurement. Triline GRC is a governance, risk and compliance SAAS solution. Deal value $5.2m.
Conscious Investment Management
Client: Conscious Investment Management
Transaction Type: Debt Capital Markets
Advised social impact investment fund Light Warrior on a multi-tranche facility for project finance investment in solar power projects. Deal Value Undisclosed.  
Welle Australia
Client: Hoperidge Enterprises Pty Ltd, Ringwelle Pty Ltd, The Foundry Fund Pty Ltd
Transaction Type: Private M&A
Following a minority shareholder oppression dispute claim, Kain advised Hoperidge Enterprises Pty Ltd, Ringwelle Pty Ltd, The Foundry Fund Pty Ltd and Simone Laubscher on its acquisition of a 25% stake in Welle Pty Ltd. Deal value undisclosed.