Simon Nichols

Simon Nichols


KPMG in the UK

Simon Nichols is Partner and Head of the Life Science Deals team at KPMG in the UK.

Simon has wide-ranging experience in leading cross border, multi-disciplinary KPMG teams on global and domestic acquisitions, demergers, disposals and capital markets transactions.

Simon leads our Life Sciences Deals team in the UK with the team including functional experts across the entire deal cycle (strategy, M&A, due diligence, valuations, integration & separation, debt & capital advisory). Our strategy team includes PhD qualified therapy sector specialists and former medical practitioners.


Professional and industry experience

Simon returned to KPMG’s Deal Advisory London-based team in 2014 having spent the previous three years leading KPMG’s Deals group in Kazakhstan & Central Asia. He has been a full time deals specialist since 2000 (spending eight years in the audit practice prior to that) and a Partner since 2011. He has extensive experience of providing due diligence, SPA advice and wider buy and sell side deal assistance to both corporate and financial services clients.

Areas of expertise
Advisory Deal Advisory Energy and Natural Resources Enterprise Metals Mining Tax Valuations
Education and qualifications
  • BSc (Hons), University of Bristol

  • Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

Areas of Expertise
  • Advisory

  • Deal Advisory

  • Life Sciences

  • Enterprise Tax

  • Valuations

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