Mergers and Acquisitions

Our Corporate and M&A team represents buyers, sellers, private-equity funds and target companies in local, national and international mergers and acquisitions across a broad range of industry sectors.

We focus on results, offering each client the right mix of specialist legal and tax expertise to get the deal done.

For complex mergers or acquisitions, our Corporate and M&A team often complements its transactional, competition law, employment and intellectual property expertise with expert input from lawyers in our Taxation, Real Estate and Banking and Capital Markets teams. By focusing on the deal, we deliver a comprehensive and efficient service – freeing our clients to meet the day-to-day demands of running their businesses.

Representative transactional experience includes advising:

  • Key Capital on the sale of The Sunday Business Post to Kilcullen Kapital Partners
  • Jellia Holdings on its sale of three purpose built primary care centres to UK based Primary Health Properties Plc for €38.6 million
  • Zhongze Culture Investment Holdings Ltd who headed a Chinese consortium on its bid to acquire Goodbody Stockbrokers.
  • Causeway Capital on its private equity backing of the Turmec Teoranta management buyout.
  • Merrion Capital Holdings on its sale to Cantor Fitzgerald
  • Dundalk Football Club on its sale to the US based consortium Peak6
  • Shareholders in the Beechfield Nursing Home Group on their sale to German fund IMMAC.
  • Shareholders in The Travel Department on the significant investment by MML Capital Partners.
  • Briggs Equipment (UK) on its acquisition of Industrial Lift Trucks.
  • The Centric Healthcare Group on the sale of its 50% joint venture interest in the Vhi Swiftcare Clinics to the Vhi.
  • The European Investment Fund in the deployment of the Business Angel Fund Ireland through various Irish business angels.
  • Global Payments Inc. on its acquisition of Realex Payments.
  • A leading US fund on the sale of its shareholding in an Irish property fund structure – deal value more than €400m.
  • Perrigo Group on the disposal of its shareholding in Prothena Corporation.
  • Perrigo Company on its USD 8.6bn 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.
  • A private equity fund in the purchase of performing and non-performing Irish loan books.
  • Continental Airlines on the consolidation of its operations with United Airlines.
  • Mutual funds on their participation in the €1.12bn purchase of common stock in Bank of Ireland.
  • BDO on the sale of its private wealth management advisory business to Goodbody Stockbrokers.
  • Dilosk on its acquisition of the ICS brand, mortgage distribution platform and a pool of performing mortgages for around €223m from Bank of Ireland.
  • Online games company Gala Networks Europe, a leading publisher of free-to-play multiplayer online games within Europe, and its parent on its sale to Webzen Inc.
  • Lone Star, a leading private equity firm that invests globally in distressed assets, on 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.
  • The Vendors of Wholefoods Wholesale Limited to Total Produce plc.