Laura Fletcher

Counsel, London

Biography

Overview

Laura Fletcher is counsel in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London, specializing in Private Equity, with a focus on portfolio company assistance.

Laura provides ongoing support to financial sponsors and their portfolio companies on all aspects of their capital structures and other strategic matters ranging from executive hiring and dismissals to new incentive schemes, reorganisations, compliance issues and transformational operational activities. Laura provides “outsourced” general counsel support for a number of financial sponsors owned companies.

Prior to joining White & Case, Laura worked as legal counsel for private equity house, Bridgepoint and worked in the London office of a magic circle firm, during which time Laura was seconded to Equistone Partners.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
Education
LLB (Hons)

University of the West of England, Bristol

Languages
English

Experience

Representation of various financial sponsors and their portfolio companies in connection with their response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Representation of Antin Infrastructure Partners and Goldman Sachs' West Street Infrastructure Partners on the implementation of a management incentive plan for CityFibre, the UK’s largest alternative provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure, and ongoing advice in relation to additional equity funding and the management incentive plan

Implementation of and amendment to the management incentive schemes for Kaupthing's portfolio companies Oasis and Warehouse, Karen Millen and Coast Fashions, including advising in relation to management change 

Representation of Diaverum, a Bridgepoint portfolio company and one of the world's largest independent renal care providers, on a range of issues including a reorganisation to simplify the portfolio group structure and intercompany balances, and management change

Representation of EUSA Pharma, an Essex Woodlands portfolio company, including in connection with new equity funding 

Representation of Bridgepoint on various advisory matters following its acquisition of Zenith Group 

Representation of Mid Europa Partners on various advisory matters following its acquisition of (i) intive, a software development and digital transformation partner based in Poland, Germany and Argentina, (ii) Urgent Cargus, a Romanian based courier business and (iii) JS Hamilton, the leading Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) business in Poland