Connor Cahalane

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Connor Cahalane is knowledge management counsel in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins' London office, with a particular focus on UK equity capital markets, public M&A, and public company representation. He has extensive experience in primary and secondary equity capital markets transactions as well as public and private M&A. In addition to transactional matters, Mr. Cahalane has advised on corporate governance, commercial agreements, and regulatory matters such as the Takeover Code, UKLA Listing Rules, Prospectus Rules, Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules, the AIM Rules, and the Market Abuse Regulation.

Prior to joining the firm in January 2019, Mr. Cahalane was a partner in the corporate department of another international law firm in London.

Mr. Cahalane’s representative transactions include advising:

  • Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (acting in a consortium with Sumitomo Corporation) on the acquisition of a 30% indirect interest in the Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 copper project in Chile from Teck Resources Limited for US$1.2 billion*
  • Emasan AG on the sale of its majority stake in Interoute, operator of one of Europe’s largest independent fiber networks and cloud networking platforms, to NYSE listed GTT Communications, Inc. for €1.9 billion*
  • A leading investment bank in its role as financial advisor to a bidder in connection with a hostile takeover offer for company listed on the London Stock Exchange*
  • A leading investment bank in connection with its role as sponsor and financial advisor to a company listed on the London Stock Exchange on a Class 1 disposal*
  • Numis Securities on its acquisition of intellectual property rights in the RBS Hoare Govett small cap index, renamed as the Numis Smaller Companies Index*
  • Active Partners, a consumer sector focused private equity fund, on its investment in Leon Restaurants and on its sale of Evans Cycles to ECI Partners*
  • Boyner Group, a clothing and textiles retailer listed on the Istanbul Stock Exchange, on the disposal of a 30% stake to Qatari investment fund, Mayhoola*
  • Warner Music Inc. on its investment in EVR Holdings plc, an AIM quoted virtual reality music business*
  • Citigroup Alternative Investments LLC in connection with the IPO of Deutsche Annington on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange*
  • St. Modwen Properties plc, a UK real estate developer, on a cash-box placing, placing, and open offer and retail bond offer*
  • Crosstree Real Estate Partners on a joint venture with Anschutz Entertainment Group to finance, develop, and manage a designer outlet village within The O2 in Greenwich, London*
  • Unilever Ventures on a number of venture capital investments, including its investment in Blis, a location-based advertising technology provider and on the disposal of Rahu Catalytics Ltd, a developer of coatings and ink catalysts, to OM Group Inc.*
  • Aldersgate Investments Limited its recommended takeover of UK race course operator Arena Leisure plc*
  • Charter International plc on the defense of a hostile takeover offer by Melrose plc and subsequent £1.5 billion recommended cash and share takeover by Colfax Corporation*
  • Chime Communications plc on its recommended public takeover of Essentially Group, a sports marketing and management agency*
  • Thomas Cook Group plc on a number of M&A transactions, including its acquisition of Essential Travel, an online provider of travel insurance and travel related products, its acquisition of independent travel company Gold Medal International, and its joint venture with Russian travel operator VAO Intourist*
  • A US hedge fund and activist investor in connection with a concert party investigation by the Takeover Panel*
  • Fidelity China Special Situations plc on its £460 million retail IPO and private placement on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange*
  • HM Treasury in connection with the recapitalization of Lloyds Banking Group plc in 2009 through the UK’s first compensatory open offer raising £3.9 billion and a subsequent £13.5 billion rights issue*
  • Glencore International AG on the exercise of its option to re-acquire the Prodeco coal mining business in Colombia from Xstrata AG for US$2.5 billion*
  • Umeco plc on the Class 1 disposal of its supply chain business to funds managed by Exponent Private Equity for £146 million*
  • BHP Billiton on its aborted takeover offer for Rio Tinto plc*
  • Skype Technologies S.A. on the disposal of its voice-over-internet business to eBay Inc.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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