Nikolai Hoffmann is an associate in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and a member of the Finance Practice in London. Nikolai focuses on a wide range of transactions acting for sponsors, corporates and financing institutions including leveraged and acquisition financings, investment grade financings and corporate lending.


  • Syndicate of lenders on a three-year amend-and-extend of 1L and 2L term loans totalling equivalent EUR 1.1bn equivalent first lien and undisclosed quantum of privately placed second lien debt for IQ-EQ, formerly known as SGG
  • Investcorp Technology Partners in the financing of its acquisition of software solutions firm NetRom
  • Bain Capital Credit on the refinancing in relation to EMK Capital’s acquisition of Outright Games, a UK videogames developer and publisher
  • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners on its investment in Global Loan Agency Services (GLAS)
  • SGT Capital on its acquisition of Utimaco
  • Searchlight Capital Partners in its negotiations to acquire Flowbird, a global market leader in parking management solutions
  • Searchlight Capital Partners on its agreement to acquire a majority stake in Celestyal Cruises
  • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners on its acquisition of Creditinfo Group in partnership with its founder and management team
  • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners on its acquisition of SiPM in partnership with management and its founding partners
  • A US fund investor in respect of its investment in a Portuguese cruises business
  • Stanley Capital on its acquisition of global specialty pharmaceutical company, Noden Pharma DAC
  • CVC on the acquisition of Bosch's packaging technology business unit, one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology
  • Platinum Equity in the financing associated with its $2.74 billion acquisition of Cision Ltd.
  • Pattonair, a Platinum Equity portfolio company, in the financing associated with its $1.9 billion acquisition of Wesco Aircraft
  • Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Apex Fund Services on multiple add-ons and acquisitions
  • Private equity-backed OSG Billing Services in financing its public-to-private acquisition of Communisis PLC with a bridge loan and subsequent refinancing
  • Insight Venture Partners in connection with financing and add-ons relating to its $1.16 billion acquisition of Episerver



BPP University, M.B.A., 2018 BPP Law School of London, LLM, 2011 King's College London, LLB, 2010

Bar Admissions

England & Wales, 2017