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Laura is an associate in the private equity team, with a focus on portfolio company assistance.
Prior to joining White & Case, Laura worked as legal counsel for private equity house, Bridgepoint and has also worked in the London office of a Magic Circle firm, during which time Laura was seconded to another private equity firm.
Laura provides ongoing support to financial sponsors' portfolio companies on all aspects of their business including their capital structure, reorganisations, management incentive plans and other strategic matters ranging from executive hiring and dismissals to compliance issues and operational activities.
Advising a portfolio company in relation to the roll-out of a management equity plan.
Advising an early stage technology business on its operational and ownership structure and implementing a management incentive plan.
Advising in connection with Bridgepoint's acquisition of Wiggle. *
Preparation of the FCA change of controller applications required in relation to Bridgepoint's acquisition of Quilter & Co. Ltd and its subsequent bolt-on acquisition of Cheviot Asset Management.*
In-house experience at Bridgepoint including M&A advice regarding the acquisition and disposal of various portfolio companies, monitoring key portfolio company matters, including changes to capital structures, management incentive schemes and appointment of management team members, renewing all Fund bridge facilities, and managing CRC and sanctions compliance by all portfolio companies.*
Providing legal support to lower mid-market private equity firm in relation to its management buyout from its parent bank*
*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case.