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 shareholders selling their business to private equity buyers. He also advises on general M&A, growth capital and investment work.

In his time at Capital, Gareth has acted on transactions backed by private equity houses such as WestBridge Capital, Averroes Capital, Connection Capital, RJD Partners, Cairngorm Capital, LDC, Foresight, Bestport Private Equity, TowerBrook, TDR Capital, FPE Capital, APSE Capital and Development Bank of Wales.

Previously Gareth spent over ten years in the City of London where he attended law school prior to training and qualifying at City firm, SJ Berwin. Gareth joined Capital from US firm Reed Smith.

Recent work

Acuiti Labs
Acted for the Shareholders and Managers of Acuiti Labs on its management buyout backed by Quilvest Capital Partners.

Advised WestBridge on the management buyout of Tryzens, an international digital commerce agency.

Shareholders of Silvertel
Acted for the shareholders of Silvertel on its acquisition by DiscoverIE Group plc.

Averroes Capital
Advised Averroes Capital on the management buy out of Journey Hospitality, a provider of online services to the luxury hotel sector.

Buyout of 4Wood TV & Film
Supported the Management Team on the Connection Capital backed management buyout of 4Wood TV & Film, a designer and builder of TV and film sets.

Shareholders of Energy Saving Lighting
Advised the shareholders of Energy Saving Lighting on the multi million investment from Bestport Private Equity and Thincats.


  • 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

  • Gareth, Sara & the team at Capital Law have been a huge support for us in getting this deal done. Their advice, knowledge and project management have been invaluable. The team have been a real pleasure to work with and we look forward to working together again soon.

    John Cordrey | Private Equity Principal
    Foresight Group

  • 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