Nick Johnson


Nick recently combined his boutique CF advisory business, Atticus, with a major international professional services provider, Mazars. His focus is on providing long term support and transaction advice to private companies and management teams. Nick has significant business experience gained from a 20 year career in professional services – prior to setting up Atticus he was a Corporate Finance Advisory Partner with Deloitte for several years, leading the highly successful Midlands team.

Nick’s experience covers a broad range of Corporate Finance Transactions focussing on both sell side and buy side advice for private companies, corporates, private equity houses and management teams. He has a strong reputation in the Yorkshire, Midlands and London market places with a well developed network of PE houses and high quality private businesses. He has experience of working throughout the UK and overseas covering a wide variety of sectors including healthcare, consumer business, manufacturing and business and financial services. Nick has advised on and completed over 100 transactions.

Nick’s transaction highlights include:

  • Refinancing and Shareholder Reorganisation of The Binding Site
  • MBO of Forge Plastics
  • MBO of CLC
  • MBO of John Fredericks
  • Secondary MBO of Steelite
  • IBO of Worldmark
  • MBO of Penn Pharmaceuticals
  • Management buyout of Optilan
  • IBO of Nationwide Autocentres
  • MBO of MLM
  • Acquisition of Reeds Rains by Lending Solutions
  • Refinancing and Shareholder Reorganisation of Prohire
  • Sale of Medical Support Systems
  • Sale of Honormead
  • Sale of CCM
  • Sale of SPI
  • Sale of Atlas Caravans
  • Sale of Enact
  • Sale of Conveco
  • Acquisition of Floors2Go
  • Secondary buy out of Healthcare at Home
  • Significant debt and equity fundraising for UK retailer