Meng Lu


Meng Lu

Meng Lu is a partner in the corporate department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.  Meng’s practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, securities law, activism defense and general corporate governance.  She has represented and advised a broad range of public and private companies, boards of directors and special committees of directors across multiple industries, including technology, media & telecommunications, healthcare, pharmaceuticals & life sciences, consumer, retail & leisure, industrials, energy and financial services.

Meng is also a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where she co-teaches a course on mergers, acquisitions and boardroom strategies.

Meng received a B.A. in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford and an M.A. in International and Development Economics from Yale University.  She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School.  Prior to joining Wachtell Lipton, Meng was an economist at Her Majesty’s Treasury in London.

Select M&A representations include:

  • Salesforce in multiple transactions, including:
    • $27.7 billion acquisition of Slack
    • $6.5 billion acquisition of MuleSoft
  • eBay in multiple transactions, including:
    • $15 billion acquisition of Adevinta ASA by a consortium led by Permira and Blackstone
    • $2.3 billion sale of shares of Adevinta ASA to Permira
    • $9.2 billion acquisition of its Classifieds business by Adevinta ASA
    • $3.8 billion sale of a majority of its Korean businesses to Emart
    • $4.1 billion sale of StubHub to viagogo
  • Pfizer in multiple transactions, including:
    • $48 billion combination of Upjohn, its off-patent branded and generic established medicines business, with Mylan in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction
    • $36 billion demerger of Haleon from GSK
    • $5.2 billion acquisition of Anacor Pharmaceuticals
  • Global Payments in multiple transactions, including:
    • $4 billion acquisition of EVO Payments
    • $1.5 billion strategic investment from Silver Lake Partners
    • $1.2 billion acquisition of ACTIVE Network’s communities and sports divisions from Vista Equity Partners
    • $925 million acquisition of Zego from Vista Equity Partners
    • $415 million sale of its gaming solutions business to Parthenon Capital Partners
  • Medline in its sale of a majority interest to Blackstone, Carlyle, and Hellman & Friedman
  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation in the $21 billion sale of its Speedway business to 7-Eleven
  • Zendesk in its $10.2 billion acquisition by an investor group led by Permira and Hellman & Friedman
  • Energen in its $9.2 billion merger with Diamondback Energy
  • Harman International Industries in its $8.8 billion acquisition by Samsung Electronics
  • Frutarom in its:
    • $7.1 billion sale to International Flavors & Fragrances
    • $290 million acquisition of Enzymotec
  • CMC Materials in its $6.5 billion acquisition by Entegris
  • Verizon Communications in its $4.83 billion acquisition of Yahoo!’s operating business
  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Diversey in its $4.6 billion acquisition by Solenis, a portfolio company of Platinum Equity
  • CST Brands in its $4.4 billion acquisition by Alimentation Couche-Tard
  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Franchise Group in the company’s $2.6 billion take private by members of the company’s management
  • Freeport-McMoRan in its:
    • $2.1 billion sale of its deepwater Gulf of Mexico properties to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
    • $742 million sale of its onshore California oil and gas properties to Sentinel Peak Resources California
  • PENN Entertainment in its:
    • sale of the Tropicana Las Vegas business to Bally’s
    • sale of the real property underlying Tropicana Las Vegas and sale-leaseback of land in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, to Gaming and Leisure Properties
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company in its:
    • acquisition of the EltaMD skin care brand
    • acquisition of the PCA Skin brand