Bruce Embley has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, including in private equity and public M&A.
Mr. Embley has advised on numerous high-profile and complex M&A transactions, for which he has a demonstrable track record of delivering successful outcomes.
Mr. Embley’s practice focuses on a wide range of clients, including international corporations and financial sponsors. Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Embley advised on AB InBev’s US$103 billion combination with SABMiller, which was the largest-ever cash offer worldwide and the largest U.K. M&A deal; the first U.S./U.K. dual-listed company merger; the first public takeover in the United Arab Emirates; and the largest announced M&A transaction in Africa.
Mr. Embley’s recent representations since joining Skadden include advising:
- Refresco Group B.V., a leading independent beverage solutions provider, on the sale of a majority stake in the business to KKR;
- the Permira funds on the sale, alongside Berkshire Partners, of a majority stake in Teraco Data Environments (Africa’s largest carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions provider) to Digital Realty Trust, Inc. at an enterprise value of approximately US$3.5 billion;
- the shareholders of MiQ, including the founders of the company and ECI Partners, in the sale of a majority interest in the company to funds advised by Bridgepoint;
- Mobile Telephone Networks Proprietary Limited in the US$410 million sale and leaseback of its telecommunication towers portfolio in South Africa to IHS Holding Limited; and
- DSV Panalpina A/S in its US$4.2 billion acquisition of the global integrated logistics business of Agility Public Warehousing Company K.S.C.P.
Other matters on which he advised shortly prior to joining Skadden include:
- Tilney (a Permira portfolio company) in its £1.8 billion merger with Smith & Williamson;
- TPG in its investment in Norwegian software developer Visma, valuing the company at US$12.2 billion;
- AB InBev on the US$11 billion disposal of its Australian business to Asahi;
- Warburg Pincus in its investment in the US$3.3 billion consortium offer for U.K.-listed company Inmarsat;
- General Dynamics on the disposal of SATCOM Technologies to CPI;
- QIA in the merger of Harrods bank with Tandem to create a leading challenger bank;
- MTN in the disposal of its Cyprus business to Monaco Telecom SA for US$304 million; and
- Absa in its separation and regulatory deconsolidation from Barclays, to create a standalone leading African bank.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Chester College of Law, 1994
- LL.B., Liverpool University, 1993 (Honours)
- England & Wales