Nicole Vella

Associate, London (on client secondment)



Nicole is an associate in our London office's corporate practice and specialises in private equity and mergers, acquisitions, structuring and equity arrangements. She advises private equity institutions, investors, management teams and corporates.

Nicole spent more than nine months on secondment to a leading private equity firm and joined White & Case from a magic circle law firm.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
King's College London


Olympia Group on its transformation from a family-backed corporate group to a global corporation.

The Smithfield Group, managing shareholder of Innovia Group, on the sale of Innovia to CCL Industries Inc for US$842 million.

Pure Safety in relation to the equity financing of its simultaneous acquisitions of two well-known US fall protection brands, Web Devices and Guardian Fall Protection.

Summit Partners, a global alternative investment firm, on its sale of leading dental clinic DentalPro to international private equity firm BC Partners.

Keter Group, the world's largest producer of quality resin consumer products on the acquisition by BC Partners Ltd and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board of a majority stake in the group from the Sagol family. The transaction is the biggest ever LBO in Israel and has been described as the "deal of the decade" in the Israeli press.

Harbour Energy Limited, the energy investment vehicle managed by EIG Global Energy Partners on its agreement to lead and sponsor the US$3 billion acquisition by Chrysaor Holdings Limited of a diversified portfolio of oil and natural gas assets in the North Sea from Shell UK and its affiliates.

Arle on the IPO of Parques Reunidos Servicios Centrales which valued the business at €1.25 billion.

Bluewater Energy on its acquisition of the Galileo Group.

CVC Capital Partners in leading a consortium including Temasek Holdings and Vatera Healthcare Partners in their acquisition of a controlling stake in Alvogen.

Summit Partners on its acquisition of a majority stake in DentalPro and associated bolt-ons and consolidations.

DX (Group) plc on its acquisition of certain assets from City Link.

Play Topco S.A., indirect shareholder of Polish mobile telecoms operator P4 Sp. z o.o., on its €415 million senior PIK toggle notes offering.

Arle on its acquisition of the Innovia Group for an enterprise value of €498 million.

Arle on the €342 million bond financing of Innovia, one of its portfolio companies.

Arle on the successful IPO and admission of DX (Group) plc to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

HgCapital on the acquisition of S.C. Motor Factors and associated consolidation of similar businesses.