Nicola Jeffree (née Chapman)

Partner, London



Nicola Jeffree is a partner in the Firm's Debt Finance Practice in London. Nicola leads the portfolio practice, advising primarily corporate borrowers, sponsor-owned portfolio companies and private credit funds on their ongoing financing needs relating to their financings.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
College of Law
LLB (Hons)
The London School of Economics and Political Science


Incubeta Holdings International Limited, 2023
Representation of Carlyle European Technology Partners on its acquisition of a majority stake in international digital marketing agency Incubeta Holdings International Limited.

Oatly, 2023
Representation of Oatly, a Swedish vegan food brand, on a US$430 million financing arrangement, including a new US$130 million term loan B credit facility and a SEK2.1 billion amended sustainability-linked revolving credit facility. We previously advised Oatly on its SEK3.6 billion sustainability-linked financing in 2021, followed by a successful incremental facility in 2022.

Clinigen Group plc, 2022
Representation of Triton Investment Management Limited as sponsor in relation to its takeover of Clinigen Group plc (Clinigen), an AIM listed pharmaceutical company, by way of scheme of arrangement.

OCU Group Limited, 2022
Representation of Triton in connection with its acquisition of utilities contractor OCU Group Limited.

Unily, 2022
Representation of CVC Capital Partners in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Unily, a UK-US based cloud-solutions business.

K2 Partnering Solutions, 2022
Representation of Inflexion Private Equity Fund in connection with an acquisition financing for the investment by its Buyout Fund VI in K2 Partnering Solutions.

ARTUS Group, 2022
Representation of Castik Capital S.à r.l., and Excalibur Bidco GmbH in connection with Castik's acquisition of ARTUS Beteiligungs GmbH and Artus Holding GmbH, including their subsidiaries.

Xeinadin Group, 2022
Representation of Exponent Private Equity on the debt finance aspects of a significant investment in the Xeinadin Group, a group of business advisory and accountancy practices formed through a transformative merger in 2019.

Swissport, 2020
Representation of Swissport, a multinational cargo/airport ground services provider, on their debt restructuring and new financing process including a new €500 million term loan facility and up to €200 million revolving facility.

Cobham plc, 2020
Representation of Blackstone Credit and its affiliates on a three-tier financing package to support Advent International's approximately £4 billion acquisition of leading global technology and services innovator Cobham plc.