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Rob Nicholls
Rob Nicholls
Senior Associate — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity
Senior Associate — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

Rob Nicholls

Rob Nicholls
New York

The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
32nd Floor
New York, New York 10036

Rob Nicholls

Experience Highlights

  • Focus Financial Partners, a leading partnership of independent, fiduciary wealth management firms, in its $7 billion acquisition by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

  • Talen Energy Corporation and Cumulus Growth Holdings and its subsidiaries in connection with the restructuring of Talen Energy Supply and its chapter 11 cases

  • A private Canadian multi-national company in its purchase of a private Canadian agriculture producer

  • Canadian counsel to a private Taiwanese seafood conglomerate in its acquisition of a private North American shelf-stable seafood company

  • A private equity firm in its purchase and conversion of secured debt of a Canadian paintball company through receivership proceedings

  • A public Canadian healthcare services provider in a bought deal offering of common shares

  • A Canadian underwriter in connection with a bought deal public offering of common shares of a public Canadian company


  • University of Western Ontario, J.D., 2017
  • Trinity College at the University of Toronto, Honours B.A., Philosophy and Bioethics, 2013
  • Rob was on secondment to a client and returned October 16, 2023
  • Member: Ontario Law Society
  • Guest Lecturer: University of Western Ontario
  • New York
  • Ontario
  • French (conversational)
  • “Clause for Concern? Sandbagging Provisions in Canadian M&A” – Blakes Business Class, 2017 (co-author)
  • “The Rise of the Reverse Vesting Order in Canada” – Financier Worldwide Magazine, 2021 (co-author)
  • “Trending Decisions; Cases We Are Following” – Rebuilding Success (CAIRP), 2021 (co-author)