Anna Ngo

  • Partner
  • Eanna.ngo@lw.com
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
  • T +44.20.7710.1000
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Profile

Anna Ngo represents a mix of UK and international companies, investment banks, and investors, including private equity sponsors, in cross-border capital markets and M&A transactions, as well as in general corporate matters.

Combining sophisticated product knowledge and technical skills, Ms. Ngo regularly navigates multifaceted capital market offerings and M&A transactions involving a range of jurisdictions and industries. She offers particular experience in cross-border equity offerings, including dual listings. Ms. Ngo also leverages her strong understanding of UK company and securities law and regulations to anticipate potential obstacles that may arise in complex and cross-border transactions.

Ms. Ngo’s capital markets work includes:

  • Initial public offerings
  • Rights offerings
  • Secondary and follow-on offerings
  • Debt/equity swaps
  • American and Global Depositary Receipts
  • Private placements and registered transactions
  • Equity-linked securities, including convertible, and exchangeable bonds
  • Spin-offs

Ms. Ngo frequently handles listings and capital raisings around the world, including in the UK, the US, France, Italy, Spain, and Saudi Arabia, drawing on her prior secondment experience in the equity corporate finance team at Credit Suisse.

Ms. Ngo also regularly advises international companies in a range of public cross-border M&A matters. Additionally, she provides general corporate advice to public companies, including in connection with corporate governance matters and compliance with ongoing regulatory requirements.

Ms. Ngo serves as a member of Latham’s Ethics Committee. She previously served as London Co-Chair of the firm’s Asian & Middle Eastern Lawyers Group.

Experience

Ms. Ngo’s experience includes advising:

  • Tremor International Ltd. on its US$150 million initial public offering of American Depositary Shares on NASDAQ
  • The underwriters on Deliveroo’s initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange
  • TechnipFMC plc on the spin-off of its onshore/offshore business to create a standalone publicly traded company, Technip Energies, listed on Euronext Paris, with a separate OTC listing of its ADRs
  • Numis, as sponsor, joint global co-ordinator, joint bookrunner, and underwriter, JP Morgan Cazenove as joint global co-ordinator, joint bookrunner, and underwriter, Barclays and BNPP as joint bookrunners and underwriters, and Santander as lead manager and underwriter, to AVEVA, the global leader in industrial software, in connection with AVEVA’s fully underwritten £2.835 billion rights issue
  • Rothschild as sponsor to OneSavings Bank, the leading specialist mortgage lender, in connection with the proposed introduction of OSB GROUP as a new holding company of the OSB Group by means of a scheme of arrangement, and ListCo’s admission to the premium listing segment of the London Stock Exchange
  • Abcam, a global leader in the supply of life science research tools, on its offering of more than 8.945 million American Depositary Shares on the NASDAQ
  • The joint global co-ordinators and joint bookrunners on the £152 million cash box placing by Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings, the luxury carmaker
  • Jefferies and Peel Hunt as joint bookrunners and joint sponsors on the £165 million firm placing and placing and open offer by SIG, a leading supplier of specialist building materials to trade customers across the UK, Ireland, and mainland Europe
  • The joint bookrunners on a £120 million placing by Polypipe Group, a leading manufacturer of plastic piping systems
  • J.P. Morgan and Stifel on a £185 million placing by Assura
  • The underwriters in the US$25.6 billion IPO and listing of Saudi Aramco on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)
  • Domestic & General, the market-leading appliance care provider, on its proposed premium listing on the London Stock Exchange
  • TI Fluid Systems on its £1.3 billion initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange
  • FMC Technologies, the subsea oil services group, on its US$17 billion merger with Technip SA on the New York Stock Exchange and Euronext Paris
  • LivaNova on its dual listing on the London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ on the closing of the merger between Cyberonics and Sorin S.p.A
  • The underwriters in connection with proposed initial public offering of RAC
  • Applus Services SA and The Carlyle Group on the €1.2 billion IPO of Applus and its admission to the Spanish Stock Exchanges
  • Aon, a NYSE S&P 500 company, on various corporate matters
  • Verona Pharma, a dual-listed company on AIM and NYSE, on various corporate and listing matters
  • Bain Capital Europe in connection with its placing of ordinary shares in Ibstock
  • The underwriters in connection with the proposed initial public offering of a large overseas food producer
  • esure Group on its £1.1 billion initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange*
  • Greencore Group in connection with its proposed cross-border merger with Northern Foods plc*
  • Bertelsmann in connection with its £2.4 billion merger between Random House and Penguin Books*

* Matter handled prior to joining Latham & Watkins

Thought Leadership

  • FCA Finalises Rules to Improve Transparency Around Diversity of Boards and Executive Management -  April 27, 2022
  • UK Government Announces Fundamental Overhaul of the UK Prospectus Regime -  March 02, 2022
  • Top 5 Focus Areas for UK Equity Capital Markets in 2022 -  January 21, 2022
  • China Securities Regulatory Commission Proposes Major Expansion of Shanghai London Stock Connect Programme -  January 18, 2022
  • Tracking Stocks May Serve as a Tool for the ESG Pivot -  December 10, 2021
  • FCA Confirms New Rules to Remove Barriers to Listing  -  December 08, 2021
  • FCA Proposes Enhanced Disclosures on Diversity and Inclusion for Listed Companies -  August 23, 2021
  • UK to Adopt a New SPAC Listing Regime From 10 August 2021 -  July 29, 2021
  • FCA Seeks to Extend Climate-Related Disclosures for Listed Companies -  June 28, 2021
  • FCA Consults on Rule Changes to Accommodate SPACs -  May 05, 2021
  • Independent Review Provides Recommendations for Improving UK Listing Regime -  March 03, 2021
  • PE Can Pursue PIPE Dreams -  September 21, 2020
  • Focus on Culture and Conduct Brings New Considerations for Corporates and Investors -  June 16, 2020
  • Culture and Conduct Ahead of Exit — Key Points for Private Equity -  June 15, 2020
  • Annual General Meetings: We’ll Meet Again, Don’t Know Where, Don’t Know When  -  May 20, 2020
  • FRC Releases Revised UK Corporate Governance Code -  July 25, 2018
  • The Recent Resurgence of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies  -  February 01, 2018
“Creative in solutions and pragmatic in approach”The Legal 500 UK 2022
Bar Qualification
  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
Education
  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, London, 2008
  • BSc Government and History, London School of Economics, 2006
Practices
  • Capital Markets
  • Public Company Representation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions