Laura Donald



Laura Donald
Licensed US Attorney (Admitted to practice in California).
State Bar of California
Practice Areas
Start Ups
Capital Raising
Mergers & Acquisitions
United States

Laura Donald joined the Corporate and US teams as a Director in March 2023.

Laura has spent over three decades in corporate law in the US (and now in Scotland), working on M&A transactions, equity investments, corporate governance matters and commercial agreements. She joined MBM in March 2023 and, as a member of MBM’s US team, supports businesses as they expand in the US, from initial set up to investment and subsequently to exit. She also advises local clients receiving funding from US investors. Laura recently worked on a significant M&A transaction involving the sale of one of MBM’s technology clients to a US private equity buyer. She has also advised an international venture capital fund on an early-stage investment into a US technology company.

After graduating from Stanford Law School, Laura began her career in the Silicon Valley in California, advising early stage and high-growth companies on their formation, fundraising, day-to-day running of their businesses, corporate governance and exit through an initial public offering or sale transaction, Prior to joining MBM Commercial, she spent 16 years in the Corporate Law division of NYSE listed Albertsons, rising to Group Vice President. As a former in-house counsel, Laura recognizes that companies appreciate a pragmatic, commercial approach from their external advisors and brings this perspective to her practice at MBM.

Laura recently relocated to Scotland from Idaho.

“We have worked with quite a number of counsels at Signature in the mean time and I must say that working with you was not only very pleasant but also highly effective and efficient. I can't thank you enough, Laura, for having our backs and keeping our heads free to such extent. It allowed us to deal with a highly important deal in parallel which would have most likely not be possible without you handling the matter so perfectly.“

Legal Experience

  • Advising Daxtra, a leading provider of AI-enriched software for the talent acquisition ecosystem, on a majority growth investment from Strattam Capital, a US private equity firm

  • Advising, a prominent player in the SEO and link-building industry, on its acquisition by US digital marketing company Next Net Media

  • Providing US counsel to a fund on its investment into a US-based leader in zero-emission aviation.

  • Providing US counsel to a fund on its investment into a US-based sports technology company.

  • Providing US counsel to a Dutch VC fund on its follow-on investment into a US-based portfolio company

  • Providing US counsel to a German VC fund on investments into two different US technology companies

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