Megan Coall advises clients on private mergers and acquisitions, and on general corporate and commercial matters. Ms. Coall regularly advises private equity investors and focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions. She also has experience in resources projects, including joint venture, offtake and infrastructure arrangements.
Ms. Coall’s representations have included:
- DH Private Equity Partners in its €1.75 billion sale of global business services provider TMF Group to funds advised by CVC Capital Partners and its €1.5 billion sale of LM Wind Power Holding A/S to General Electric;
- funds advised by Castik Capital in their acquisition of two IP management services and software companies, ipan Group and Delegate;
- Phoenix Group Holdings in its £2.93 billion purchase of Standard Life Assurance from Standard Life Aberdeen, including the extension of a long-term partnership between Phoenix Group Holdings and Standard Life Aberdeen, and a £950 million rights issue;
- Vitol Investment Partnership in its US$830 million acquisition of a 50 percent interest in VTTI BV, a terminalling services company, from MISC Berhad, and the subsequent proposed US$1.15 billion sale by Vitol Group of a 50 percent interest in VTTI BV to Buckeye Partners;
- BTG Pactual in relation to the spin-off of its commodities trading business, Engelhart Commodities Trading Partners;
- Reichhold in its proposed merger with Polynt Group, the newly formed chemical composites company to be jointly owned by funds managed by Black Diamond Capital Management and Investindustrial;
- LetterOne Holdings in strategic investments in the technology sector;
- Permira Funds in its €2.2 billion sale of its portfolio company Iglo Foods Holdings to Nomad Holdings Limited;
- Primesight and Intersection in their agreement with BT to provide LinkUK technology in London;
- United Talent Agency in its acquisition of The Agency Group, the world’s largest independent music agency;
- Murad in its acquisition by Unilever prestige brands; and
- TORM in its 2015 restructuring, including the acquisition of the OCM Njord shipping group.
Ms. Coall’s experience prior to joining Skadden from a leading law firm in Sydney, Australia, includes advising:
- Glencore (and previously Xstrata) on various private and public mergers and acquisitions, and joint venture and infrastructure arrangements in Australia, Africa and the Americas;
- China Molybdenum in its US$820 million acquisition of an 80 percent interest in Northparkes Mines from Rio Tinto; and
- Transurban, ADIA and AusSuper in their A$7 billion acquisition of Queensland Motorways.