Laura Webb

Laura is a Partner in Osler’s Emerging and High Growth Companies Group and Venture Fund Group in Vancouver. Laura practices corporate and securities law with a particular focus on venture capital fund structuring and formation matters, as well as angel, venture capital, growth equity and venture debt financings and mergers and acquisitions. 

Laura advises a range of technology companies throughout their lifecycle (from start-up through to exit), as well as the angel, strategic and venture capital investors that fund technology companies. Laura has extensive experience advising on both the buy-side and sell-side of cross-border acquisitions and has advised on a variety of asset sales, share sales, amalgamations, secondary sales and corporate and tax reorganizations.

Laura joined the Vancouver office when it opened in 2015. She previously worked in Osler’s Ottawa office.


Representative Work

  • Spring Activator Inc.

    Spring Impact Capital in its launching of a $20 million venture capital fund

  • Active Impact

    Active Impact in its securing of over $70 million for its third fund

  • ProShop ERP

    ProShop ERP (Adion Systems Inc.) in its CAD$42 million growth investment from Mainsail Partners

  • Yaletown Partners

    Yaletown Partners, BDC Capital and BMO Capital in connection with Zenhub’s $10 million Series A Financing Round

  • Sageview Capital LP

    Sageview Capital in Elastic Path’s $30 million Series E financing

  • Vision Critical on its $76MM secondary sale.
  • Delta Electronics on its acquisition of Delta Controls for C$220MM.
  • Kensington Capital and Yaletown Ventures in its investment in Bitstew’s Series C Preferred financing.
  • Coupa Software in its acquisition of Contractually.
  • Madison Dearborn Partners on its investment in Complete Innovations.
  • Underwriters for Descartes Systems Group on its $147 million MJDS offering.
  • Mitel Networks on its $94 million MJDS secondary offering.
  • Mitel Networks on its $400 million acquisition of Aastra Technologies.
  • Sustainable Development Technology Canada on corporate matters.
  • Underwriters for Baylin Technologies on its $50 million IPO.
  • BTG plc on its $200 million acquisition of the Targeted Therapies business from Nordion.
  • Mitel Networks on its $20 million acquisition of prairieFyre Software.
  • Halogen Software on its $63 million IPO.
  • Underwriters for ViXS Systems on its going public transaction and $57 million capital raise.
  • LightSpeed Retail on its acquisition of a California technology company.
  • Camilion Solutions on its acquisition by SAP.

Latest Insights

  • Webinar May 31, 2022

    Fundraising and finding the right fit with Bernadette Butler of Storytap and Maria Pacella of Pender Ventures

    This discussion, and subsequent ones to follow in this series, will provide a unique opportunity to gain the perspective of those leading in EHG compa...

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    Fundraising and finding the right fit with Bernadette Butler of Storytap and Maria Pacella of Pender Ventures

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Technology Law

Media Mentions

  • Osler News Mar 14, 2023

    Laura Webb joins Osler’s Venture Fund Formation practice in Vancouver

    Osler is pleased to announce that Laura Webb, a partner in the Vancouver office and member of the firm’s leading Emerging and High Growth Companies Gr...

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  • Osler News Feb 16, 2021

    Osler welcomes 12 new partners and 2 new counsel in 2021

    Osler is proud to announce the addition of 12 new partners and two new counsel across five of our offices, effective March 1, 2021.

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Speaking and Writing

Speaking Engagements

speaker 31/5/2022
Fundraising and finding the right fit with Bernadette Butler of Storytap and Maria Pacella of Pender Ventures
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Credentials

Education

  • University of Ottawa, J.D. (Cum Laude)
  • Carleton University, B.A. (Hons.)

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canada Bar Association
  • Women Funding Women Inc. Advisory Board Member