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Nick Padgett


Advises private equity clients and their portfolio companies across the investment cycle, and leads McKinsey’s work in the tech sector for the Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice in Europe

Nick’s primary areas of expertise are enterprise software, cloud computing and technology solutions, as well as having experience across the rest of the technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) ecosystem. He has significant experience in leading exit preparations for companies, as well as helping management teams maximize value in fast-growth sectors..

Nick has been involved in more than 150 commercial due diligence and exit support processes, and supported clients on over 20 strategy projects.

Examples of recent client support Nick has led, include the following:

  • supporting a tech client on a major IPO in Europe
  • pricing and route-to-market strategy for a fast-growth B2B provider of tech solutions
  • exit preparation and strategic advice for a fast-growth provider of cloud solutions that was not yet making a profit
  • market-resetting merger in the European telecommunications space
  • exit preparation for one of the largest software companies in Europe




University of Manchester
BA, international business, finance and economics