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Mergers & Aquisitions

Our Corporate and M&A team represents buyers, sellers, private-equity providers and target companies in local, national and international mergers and acquisitions across a broad range of industry sectors. Our team manages M&A transactions by drawing together the necessary legal and tax partners within Dillon Eustace to advise and guide clients on the most efficient and effective way to bring each transaction through to completion.

Typically, complex mergers or acquisitions require our Corporate and M&A team to complement its own transactional, competition-law, pensions and intellectual-property expertise with the specialisation and insights of lawyers from our Taxation, Real Estate and Banking and Capital Markets teams. In doing so, the team delivers a comprehensive and efficient service to clients and managers whose time and availability can, due to demands of running their day-to-day businesses, be extremely limited.

Recent transactions include acting for/in:

  • a leading US fund on the sale of its shareholding in an Irish property fund structure for in excess of €400 million.
  • Merrion Stockbrokers on its purchase of the Le Cheile Credit Union advisory business.
  • a European based institution in the purchase of a licensed Irish bank.
  • Perrigo Group on the disposal of its shareholding in Prothena Corporation.
  • the Centric Healthcare Group on its refinancing with Bluebay Asset Management and associated shareholder restructuring.
  • Perrigo Company on its $8.6 billion acquisition of Elan Corporation plc (Global M&A Deal of the Year 2014 - The American Lawyer).
  • the purchasers of the Sunday Business Post in their transaction with the company’s examiner.
  • in the private equity backed management buy out of a large Irish private healthcare group.
  • a private equity fund in the purchase of performing and non-performing Irish loan books.
  • provided Irish aviation related regulatory advice to Continental Airlines in relation to the consolidation of its operations with United Airlines.
  • certain mutual funds in relation to their participation in the €1.123 billion value purchase of Common Stock in Bank of Ireland.
  • BDO in connection with the sale of its private wealth management advisory business to Goodbody Stockbrokers.
  • Dilosk in connection with its acquisition of the ICS brand, mortgage distribution platform and a pool of performing mortgages for c.€223 million from Bank of Ireland.
  • the purchasers of the Sunday Business Post in respect of its acquisition from the company’s examiner.
  • online games company Gala Networks Europe  (a leading publisher of free-to-play multiplayer online games within Europe) and its parent in connection with its sale to Webzen Inc.
  • Lone Star (a leading private equity firm that invests globally in distressed assets) in connection with the cross border merger of two of its group entities.
  • US medical group Lake Region on the acquisition of Brivant, a leading manufacturer of medical devices in Galway.
  • Sal Oppenheim jnr. & Cie. KGaA on the disposal of its Irish asset management operation,  Oppenheim Investment Managers Limited to Merrion Capital Group Limited.
  • the Vendors of  Moyglare Holdings Limited on its sale to the Doyle Group for €36m.
  • a significant investor in relation to the €600m Loan note issuance by HM Rivergroup plc, on the merger of Riverdeep and Houghton Mifflin.
  • the vendors on the sale of one of Irelands leading operators of nursing homes and assisted living accommodation.
  • a significant shareholder in the Depfa HRE bank merger.
  • the Vendors of Hourican Hygiene Services Limited (trading as Masterclean) to Resource Services Group Limited.
  • the Vendors of Wholefoods Wholesale Limited to Total Produce plc.
  • the Vendors of Rescon IT (a leading IT recruitment and solutions business) to Harvey Nash Group plc.
  • Lease Corporation International in connection with an internal group company re-organisation and subsequent sale of aircraft.
  • one of Europe’s most successful developers of wind energy products in respect of a number of purchases and sales of windfarms located in Ireland.
  • a global regulated insurance and risk management group in its European restructuring.
  • the board of a listed Irish insurance company in course of a takeover approach.
  • start-up, web-based, network entity in separate rounds of financing, involving one of world’s largest IT companies.