Laura is a Senior Associate in Osborne Clarke's banking and finance team.  She is skilled in advising lenders, borrowers and financial sponsors on complex, cross-border mid-market debt financing transactions with particular expertise in acquisition and leveraged finance, venture and growth finance and general corporate lending.

Laura advises banks (including pursuant to a number of key panel appointments), debt funds, public and private companies and private equity sponsors and has experience across a broad range of sectors, including, most recently, retail, unified communications, fintech and enterprise software.

Laura has particular expertise in the financing of digital and tech-enabled businesses including SaaS, fintech and subscription-based models and advises on a broad range of lending products and debt structures, including super senior, senior and mezzanine debt, recurring revenue based debt products and venture debt products, as well as more traditional cashflow and asset-based lending.

In 2019, Laura spent time on secondment to Osborne Clarke's office in New York where she used her technical knowledge and deal management skills to support US companies on their international expansion and global legal projects. During this time, Laura also helped shape the firm's go-to-market strategy in New York and spent time raising the firm's profile, in particular in the Financial Services sector.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

My experience working with some of the most innovative lenders and companies means I regularly work closely with my clients to navigate the legal aspects of new debt finance products and business models, whether that is financing development of deep tech or looking at new and clever ways to finance the increasingly dominant subscription economy. This experience enables me to take my knowledge of traditional debt financing terms and structures and apply it to the financing of companies that are transforming our lives through tech and innovation.

Work

US bank

Advises US bank on its venture and growth lending in the UK and continental Europe.

Syndicate of lenders

Advised six bank club on provision of $120m senior term and revolving credit facilities to UK listed global tech-enabled language, content management and intellectual property service provider.

Ambienta

Advised Ambienta, Europe's largest sustainability-focused private equity investor, on debt finance aspects of its acquisition of Collingwood Lighting.

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SellersFunding

Advised on $75m debt financing to fund international expansion.

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The Entertainer

Advised The Entertainer on acquisition and working capital financing, including financing the acquisition of The Early Learning Centre.

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