Adrian Benson

Partner | Dublin
Corporate and M&A

Adrian is a partner and Head of Dillon Eustace's Corporate and M&A team. Adrian was appointed a partner in 2006 and head of the Corporate and M&A team in 2021. He has extensive transactional experience with an expertise in, mergers and acquisitions, company law and corporate governance, company re-organisations, venture capital, cross-border mergers and private equity investments.

Adrian represents public and private corporations, private equity houses, venture capital investors, family owned businesses and entrepreneurs transacting in a variety of industries and sectors, including the financial services, technology, food and beverage, media and entertainment and life sciences sectors. His practice also includes Irish inward investment projects and other cross border transactions.

Adrian’s representative transactions include:

  • Advised the shareholder of Vita Actives Limited a Dublin based nutraceutical ingredients and solutions company in the sale of a majority interest to Dairygold’s Health and Nutrition division.
  • Castlebridge Manor Nursing Home, acted as advisors to the Sellers of Castlebridge Manor Nursing Home to Evergreen Care.
  • Advising Blantyre Capital Limited, a London-based investment management firm, on the corporate law aspects of its long-term partnership with a leading Greek bank for the management of equity participations owned by the Bank.
  • Advising Bridge Brothers LLC on the sale of its interest in Score Music Interactive and reverse takeover of Xhail.
  • Acted as Irish counsel to an ad hoc group of secured creditors with combined debt of approximately US$1bn in the restructuring of Nordic Aviation Capital DAC, the world's largest regional aircraft leasing company.
  • Advising DMG Media on its acquisition of OneFabDay.
  • Advised global Information Technology (IT) group NNIT A/S on its €17 million acquisition of Dublin-based Irish software integration company, SL Controls.
  • Advising Banca Mediolanum on both domestic and cross border mergers of some of its group companies.
  • Advising Merrion Group Holdings on the sale of the group to Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland.
  • Advising Brookfield Asset Management on its acquisition of a stake in LCH Group.
  • Advising 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.
  • Advising Global Payments Inc. on its €115m acquisition of Realex Payments.
  • Advising BDO on the sale of its private wealth management advisory business to Goodbody Stockbrokers.