Ben Richard Coleman

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Ben Coleman is an associate in Latham & Watkins' London office. He advises clients on cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, joint ventures, and general corporate matters. Mr. Coleman has represented clients who operate in a number of industries, with a particular focus on clients in the technology, media, and telecommunications industries.

Mr. Coleman previously worked in-house on secondment in the corporate legal team of a listed UK bank, advising on various corporate and commercial matters.

Mr. Coleman's experience includes advising:

Public Cross-Border M&A
  • Waterfall Asset Management on its possible offer for investment trust Pollen Street Secured Lending plc
  • Avalon Battery Corporation on its US$36 million reverse takeover of redT energy
  • Various private equity sponsors on aborted or non-consummated possible take private transactions
  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals on its £35 million acquisition of UK AIM traded biotech company Vernalis 
  • Athyrium Capital Management and other certain creditors of Aegerion on the reverse takeover of Amryt Pharma
  • Sepura on its £75 million takeover by Hytera Communications*
  • Monetise on its strategic review and formal sale process*       
Private Cross-Border and Domestic M&A
  • 4Wall Entertainment, an AV equipment provider on its acquisition of Smart AV
  • Temasek on its €150 million acquisition of 30% of Aerogen, an Irish based developer and manufacturer of medical devices
  • Goldman Sachs on its disposal of a portfolio of listed and unlisted legacy debt and equity interests*   
  • A UK listed asset manager on its acquisition of a property portfolio in connection with a £100 million scheme*       
  • AXA on the disposal of a UK based broking subsidiary*
  • Sepura on its €130 million cross-border acquisition of Teltronic, a Spanish manufacturer of digital radios*
  • A global management consultant on several acquisitions of multidisciplinary consultancies*     
Cross-Border Joint ventures
  • Equinix Inc, a US data center company, on its joint venture agreement with a national telecommunications carrier*         
Public Company Representation
  • Manchester United on the corporate elements of a recent debt restructuring
  • ITV on a corporate group reorganization*      
Equity Capital Markets
  • Sepura on its £65 million main market secondary fundraising*
  • The bookrunners and financial advisers on an £80 million placing of shares for Marstons*    
  • The bookrunnner and financial adviser on the £530 million initial public offering of Stobart Logistics*       

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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