Corporate and M&AOctober 09, 2020

Dillon Eustace advises Future Analytics Consulting on its sale to KPMG

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9th October 2020 - Dillon Eustace, the leading Irish law firm, recently advised Future Analytics Consulting, a leading urban planning, economics, and applied research consultancy on its sale to KPMG Ireland.

Founded in 2010, Future Analytics provides services to the state, semi-state, private sector and European Commission in the areas of planning and economic consultancy. Over the past decade, it has consulted on projects such as the Dublin City Council Housing Strategy 2016 -2022, the Greater Dublin Drainage Project for Irish Water and A New Vision for Temple Bar for Temple Bar Cultural Trust.

Collaborations to date with KPMG include the Economic Analysis of Productivity in the Construction Sector report, commissioned by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER), as well as its current work on a retail strategy for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Under the terms of the deal, Future Analytics’ team of 27 will be fully integrated within the accounting giant, with its founders Prof. William Hynes and Stephen Purcell leading a new KPMG Future Analytics unit.

The Future Analytics team was advised by Philip Lea, Partner in Dillon Eustace’s Corporate and M&A practice with support from Lorcan Tiernan, Partner and Head of Corporate and M&A, employment advice from John Doyle, Partner and Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and tax advice from David Lawless, Head of Tax.

Commenting on the deal, Philip Lea, Partner in Dillon Eustace’s Corporate and M&A practice, who led on the transaction, said: “We are delighted to have advised on the sale of Future Analytics Consulting and wish the team every success as part of KPMG.”

William Hynes, Managing Director at Future Analytics Consulting added: “We are absolutely delighted to have been represented by Dillion Eustace in our recent acquisition by KPMG Ireland. The partners of Philip Lea, Lorcan Tiernan and John Doyle guided us so excellently through the whole process providing brilliant expertise, experience and commitment. We cannot thank them enough for their brilliant service, support and patience.”

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