Laura Herdman (Capital Law)

Laura Spendiff

Laura is an Associate in the Corporate and Commercial team at Capital. 

Laura specialises in private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, disposals and restructuring projects. Her expertise extends to venture capital, growth capital and corporate investments, from seed round to large, private equity-backed MBOs. Laura regularly advises sponsors, investors and management teams in connection with all stages of the investment cycle, together with portfolio management issues.

Laura is recognised as a rising star in the legal directories, and was shortlisted as Insider’s Young Dealmaker of the Year in 2017; she was also named ‘one of the thirty lawyers and accountants to watch’ in WalesOnline.

Laura is extremely diligent and structured in her approach; she has clarity and commerciality in respect of her inputs. Laura, and Capital Law are my legal representation of choice for the varying transactions with the multiple businesses I am involved in.

Ashley Cooper, Co-Founder and Director of Catalyst Growth Partners and smart capital provider

  • WestBridge Capital on the MBO of Wilcomatic, one of the UK’s leading vehicle and rail wash systems providers.
  • The shareholders of Broomfield & Alexander, the largest independent accountancy practice in Wales on their merger with the Baldwins Group.
  • Development Bank of Wales on its multi-million pound investment in Oxis Energy, an innovative rechargeable battery provider to the aviation, aerospace, defence, electric vehicle and marine market.
  • Mazuma Money, a tech savvy accountancy business on its investment from a syndicate of angel investors and Development Bank of Wales.
  • DevOpsGroup, a cloud, devops and agile solutions business on its £3m growth capital investment by BGF.
  • A consortium of investors on the £7.6m acquisition of a London based facilities management business.
  • Early stage companies
  • General corporate governance affairs
  • Group restructuring
  • MBOs
  • Mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Private equity
  • Venture capital transaction and investments

Career

  • Associate, Capital Law Limited (2017 – present)
  • Solicitor, Capital Law LLP (2015 – 2017)
  • Solicitor, Greenaway Scott (2014 – 2015)
  • Corporate Commercial Executive, Greenaway Scott (2013 – 2014)
  • Legal Assistant, Morgan Cole LLP (2010 – 2013)

Education

  • Swansea University: LPC (2009 – 2010)
  • University of Wales, Swansea: Bachelor of Laws LL.B (2006 – 2009)

Memberships / Trustee Positions

  • The Law Society of England and Wales.