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Catherine Hicks

Senior Associate | Dublin
Corporate and M&A


Catherine Hicks specialises in Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions.

Catherine advises on corporate and commercial matters. Her experience includes advising clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate re-organisations, shareholders’ agreements and joint ventures, private equity, employee share schemes and corporate governance.

Catherine’s representative transactions include advising:

  • Zhongze Culture Investment Holdings Ltd who headed a Chinese consortium on its acquisition of Goodbody Stockbrokers.
  • Centric Healthcare Group on its acquisition of Primacare Healthcare Group.
  • FBD Holdings plc on the issue of a €70m convertible bond.
  • The vendors of a number of pharmacies on their sale to the Lloyds Pharmacy Group.
  • Centric Healthcare Group on its refinancing and associated shareholder restructuring.
  • Perrigo Company on its USD 8.6bn acquisition of Elan Corporation plc (awarded Global M&A Deal of the Year 2014 by The American Lawyer).
  • FBD Holdings plc on its USD 120m joint venture arrangements with Farmer Business Developments relating to FBD's Irish and Spanish property and leisure assets and the disposal of its joint venture interest.
  • NAMA on the loan sale deed aspects of the sale of Irish loan books including Project Arch (asset par value €608m) and Project Emerald/Ruby (par debt value around €6.5bn).


Related Practice Areas

Corporate and M&A

Mergers and Acquisitions

Education

University of Limerick

The Law Society of Ireland