Bio

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.

Credentials

Education

  • GDLP, The College of Law, 2008
  • LL.B. (Honours I), University of Wollongong, 2007
  • B.Com. (Economics) (Distinction), University of Wollongong, 2007

Admissions

  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales

Megan Coall