Tom Kelleher (Capital Law)

Tom Kelleher

Tom is a Partner, who leads the Corporate & Commercial team.

Tom is a mergers and acquisitions lawyer, specialising in private equity and venture capital, acting for private equity houses and management teams, as well as investee companies. He advises on equity investment, the acquisition and sale of companies and businesses, and refinancing transactions, and has taken on numerous management advisory roles on private equity-backed deals.

Tom leads Capital’s private equity practice.

Tom acts for a number of private equity houses and is lead partner for WestBridge Capital, who he has advised on 10 management buy outs and several substantial exits.

In Chambers and Partners 2019, Tom is described by clients as being “very practical and down-to earth.”

Tom is identified in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 “The very well expected and extremely experienced Tom Kelleher is one of the stand out corporate lawyers in the region, especially for private equity work.”

As you know, we love working with you and the team at Capital Law. Your calm, pragmatic and assured approach make it very easy for us to keep focusing on the commercial issues, and to retain a strong relationship with management despite sitting on opposite sides of the table for many of the negotiations.

Valerie Kendall, WestBridge

 

Capital Law are a key partner for WestBridge. We believe it is essential to have a deep working relationship with your legal partner to ensure a transaction is optimised. Tom and the team at Capital Law are pragmatic and commercial in their approach. They have an ability to successfully navigate through difficult discussions without resulting to an overly adversarial exchange but always finding an appropriate compromise for all parties.  They have the strength in depth to support us on multiple transactions and are very much an integral part of our team.

Guy Davies, WestBridge

  • WestBridge Capital on its multi-million-pound management buy-out of AJM Healthcare, a mobility equipment solutions and maintenance services provider.
  • WestBridge Capital on its £9.8m investment as part of a management buy-out of APEM, Europe’s leading independent environmental consultancy business.
  • WestBridge Capital on its acquisition of a majority stake in Wilcomatic, on the UK’s leading vehicle and rail wash systems providers.
  • The management team, of Kallidus, a human resource software developer, to APSE Capital from FPE Capital.
  • The shareholders of Broomfield Alexander, one of Wales oldest and largest independent accountancy practices to Baldwins
  • Motokiki, a price comparison website, on the £3m growth funding round from Maven Capital and The Development Bank of Wales,
  • Hemmels, an international Mercedes-Benz classic car restoration specialist, on the recent multi-million pound investment from Mobeus Capital.
  • The shareholders, including the Development Bank of Wales, on the sale of KWR Technologies to Aprose Solutions as part of the sale of Aprose Solutions to ESG.
  • The shareholders on the £29.4 million sale of Vista Retail Support, as part of a £14m investment from LDC.
  • Florismart, an international digital florist market-place, on a series of multi-million-pound investment rounds by angel and institutional investors.
  • A well-known media company on a series of investments by several high-profile high net worth and institutional investors to fund the development of national and international television projects.

• Banking and finance
• Group restructuring
• Joint ventures
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Private equity
• Venture capital transactions

Career

  • Partner, Capital Law Limited (2014 – present)
  • Associate, Capital Law Llp (2009 – 2014)
  • Solicitor, Capital Law Llp (2007-2009)
  • Solicitor, Pardoes Solicitors (2004 – 2007)

Education

  • Cardiff University: Law (1996 – 2000)
  • Cardiff University: LPC (2001)

Memberships

  • The Law Society of England and Wales