Tom is a Partner, who leads our Corporate & Private Equity team. 

Tom is a mergers and acquisitions lawyer, specialising in private equity and venture capital, acting for private equity houses and management teams, as well as investee companies. He advises on equity investment, the acquisition and sale of companies and businesses, and refinancing transactions, and has taken on numerous management advisory roles on private equity-backed deals.

Tom acts for a number of private equity houses and is lead partner for WestBridge Capital, who he has advised on 18 management buy outs and several substantial exits.

Tom is identified in the 2024 edition of Chambers, “Tom has great negotiation skills, naturally knowing exactly what to argue and what not to argue” and identified in The Legal 500 as being “solutions-orientated”.

Recent work

APEM Group
Advising WestBridge-backed APEM on 6 of their acquisitions, including of Aspect Ecology, NASH Maritime and Macro Works.

Advising the private equity house on 18 of its investments and all exits from its 1st, 2nd and 3rd funds including its:

  • management buyout of international digital commerce agency Tryzens.
  • multi-million-pound management buy-out of Techex, a leading UK cloud and video over IP specialist.
  • £17m investment in Smart Capital Technology, a provider of rapid response IT infrastructure support (Inventory-as-a-Service) to the global IT channel.
  • £9.8m investment as part of a management buy-out of APEM, Europe’s leading independent environmental consultancy business.
  • management buy-out of Eque2, a market-leading provider of business management software to the construction, contracting and house-building industries as part of a £46.5m deal.
  • sale of AJM Healthcare, a supplier of mobility support products to the NHS via a secondary buy-out to Livingbridge.
  • sale of bChannels, a leading global marketing and data services agency specializing in the technology channel, to The Channel Company, backed by US Eagle Tree Capital.

Advising TXO’s management team on its TowerBrook backed MBO.

Averroes Capital
On its buy-out of and growth capital investment in Journey Hospitality.

Specialist healthcare businesses
4 multi-million pound sales of specialist healthcare businesses to national providers.

On its investment in

RJD Partners
On its investments in Survey Solutions and Improve International.

GTS Flexible
On its management buy-out backed by Growth Capital Partners.

Multiple PE-backed businesses
A number of PE backed businesses on multiple bolt-on acquisitions including:

  • WestBridge backed APEM (Europe’s leading independent environmental consultancy business)
  • MML backed Veezu (UK’s fastest growing taxi and private hire technology platform with more than 8,000+ active driver-partners)
  • Livingbridge backed AJM Healthcare (a supplier of mobility support products to the NHS).

Well-known media company
On a series of investments by several high-profile high net worth and institutional investors to fund the development of national and international television projects.


  • As a consortium, this is the culmination of a number of years of hard work and negotiation and we are really pleased to complete the deal. We are grateful for the hard work and diligence of the Capital Law team and look forward to building the club over the coming years.

    David Buttress | Chairman
    Dragons RFC

  • Capital Law are a key partner for WestBridge. We believe it is essential to have a deep working relationship with your legal partner to ensure a transaction is optimised. Tom and the team at Capital Law are pragmatic and commercial in their approach. They have an ability to successfully navigate through difficult discussions without resulting to an overly adversarial exchange but always finding an appropriate compromise for all parties. They have the strength in depth to support us on multiple transactions and are very much an integral part of our team.

    Guy Davies | Managing Partner
    WestBridge Capital

  • I had heard only wonderful things about you and Capital. Now I have experienced it first-hand. You are all a class act. You have been supportive, clear, calm and tough when needed. Thank you for navigating us to this point – the beginning of Moon&Back. Lots more to come.

    Dawn Airey | Co-founder