Gareth Williams-Davies (Capital Law)

Gareth Williams-Davies

Corporate & Private Equity

Gareth is a Partner in our Corporate & Private Equity team. Gareth’s focus is on private equity, but he works on a broad range of corporate transactions.

Gareth’s specialism is private equity – he advises management teams, private equity sponsors and portfolio companies. He also advises on general M&A, property investment (via corporate vehicles) and capital markets.

Since joining Capital, he has acted on transactions backed by private equity houses such as WestBridge Capital, Averroes Capital, Connection Capital, RJD Partners, APSE Capital and Development Bank of Wales.

Before joining Capital, Gareth spent the best part of a decade in the City of London where he attended law school prior to training and qualifying at City firm, SJ Berwin. Prior to joining Capital, Gareth spent several years at US firm Reed Smith.

I can’t recommend Capital Law enough if you are selling equity in your business. The team led by Gareth Williams-Davies were thoroughly professional and were able to offer a commercially balanced view on all aspects of the transaction. The breadth of skills within Capital Law allowed Gareth to bring in specialist colleagues when required and I could not have been represented better. Gareth’s calm and experienced tone was a great advantage during some of the trickier negotiations and he was a significant factor in completing the transaction.

Paul Daly, Founder, Energy Saving Lighting (ESL)

Gareth Williams-Davies and Laura Spendiff being standout examples of the next generation of the business leaders for Capital Law.

Legal 500 2023

Gareth, Mel and all of the team at Capital Law have been fantastic – they provided pragmatic advice and calmly guided us throughout the process.

Steve Edwards, Founder and CEO, Silvertel

  • AMPLYFI, an AI-powered market intelligence platform, on its £50m investment from Cardiff Capital Region’s Innovation Investment Capital fund
  • WestBridge on their support of the management buyout of international digital commerce agency Tryzens
  • Advising WestBridge-backed APEM on its acquisition of Macro Works
  • Averroes Capital on the MBO of Journey Hospitality, a provider of online services to the luxury hotel sector
  • The Management Team on the Connection Capital backed MBO of 4Wood TV & Film, a designer and builder of TV and film sets
  • WestBridge Capital on the management buy-out of Techex Limited, a broadcast design architect for live cloud and IP broadcast solutions
  • WestBridge Capital on its acquisition of, and investment in, Smart Capital Technology Ltd, a provider of IT support services
  • US private equity backed business, Cowells-Arrow, on its acquisition of Automatic Machine Services, a distributor of leisure and gaming equipment
  • The shareholders of Energy Saving Lighting on the multi million investment from Bestport Private Equity and Thincats
  • The Acuity Care Group on the acquisition of Team Healthcare Acquisitions, a highly specialised provider of healthcare services
  • The management team of Kallidus, a human resource software developer, on its acquisition by APSE Capital from FPE Capital
  • WestBridge Capital on the MBO of Channel 3 Consulting, a consultancy business helping the healthcare sector optimise its use of technology
  • RJD Partners on the management buyout of Improve International, a global provider of continuing education to the veterinary sector
  • WestBridge Capital on the acquisition of, and investment in, Eque2, a provider of technology to the construction industry
  • RJD Partners on the MBO of Survey Solutions, the UK’s leading engineering surveyor
  • WestBridge Capital on the acquisition of AJM Healthcare, a leading provider of wheelchair services in the UK
  • WestBridge Capital on the acquisition of, and investment in, Aptus Utilities, a company providing multi utility design, build and installation services to the construction industry
  • Advising the shareholders of Silvertel on the sale to discoverIE Group plc
  • Private equity
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate real estate
  • Joint ventures
  • Equity capital markets including AIM and Main Market IPOs
  • General company law advisory work


  • Partner, Capital Law Limited (Nov 2022 – present)
  • Senior Associate, Capital Law Limited (May 2020 – Oct 2022)
  • Associate, Capital Law Limited (2018 – April 2020)
  • Associate, Reed Smith LLP (2017 – 2018)
  • Associate, King & Wood Mallesons LLP (2013 – 2017)
  • Trainee solicitor, King & Wood Mallesons LLP (2011 – 2013)


  • BPP Law School: LPC (2009 – 2010)
  • BPP Law School: Graduate Diploma in Law (2008 – 2009)
  • University of Bristol: Bachelor’s Degree, History (2004 – 2007)

Memberships / Trustee Positions

  • The Law Society of England and Wales