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Adrian Benson

Partner | Dublin
Corporate and M&A


Adrian Benson specialises in Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery.

Adrian is a highly experienced adviser on a wide range of corporate transactions and commercial arrangements. He works with clients in a variety of industries, advising on mergers and acquisitions, corporate re-organisations, shareholders' agreements and disputes, joint ventures, private equity and corporate governance.

Adrian’s representative transactions include advising:

  • Causeway Capital on its private equity backing of the Turmec Teoranta management buyout. 
  • Merrion Group Holdings on the sale of the group to Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland
  • Dundalk Football Club on its sale to the US based consortium Peak6  
  • Brookfield Asset Management on its acquisition of a stake in LCH Group
  • Open Text Corporation on the Irish law aspects of its acquisition of Dell EMC's Enterprise Control Division for USD 1.62bn.
  • Verisk Analytics, Inc., a US data analytics and risk assessment firm, on its acquisition of Risk Intelligence Ireland, a leading provider of fraud detection, compliance, risk control, and process automation services to the Irish insurance industry.
  • Global Payments Inc. on its €115m acquisition of Realex Payments.
  • BDO on the sale of its private wealth management advisory business to Goodbody Stockbrokers.
  • Dilosk on its c.€223m acquisition of the ICS brand, mortgage distribution platform and a pool of performing mortgages from Bank of Ireland.
  • Perrigo Company on its USD 8.6 bn acquisition of Elan Corporation plc (Global M&A Deal of the Year 2014 – The American Lawyer).
  • The purchasers of the Sunday Business Post on 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 on its sale to Webzen Inc.
  • A leading fund administrator – that offers the world’s most comprehensive array of products and services under a public, independent, single platform – on the Irish law and tax aspects of its worldwide group re-organisation.
  • One of the world’s leading providers of business support solutions on the Irish law aspects of a group re-organisation and asset distribution.
  • A leading private equity firm that invests globally in distressed assets on the cross-border merger of two of its group entities.
  • One of the top three banks in Russia on a number of Irish group shareholding and restructuring matters.


Related Practice Areas

Corporate and M&A

Insolvency and Corporate Recovery

Mergers and Acquisitions

Education

University College Dublin

The Law Society of Ireland