Lorcan Tiernan

Consultant | Dublin
Corporate and M&A

Lorcan Tiernan is a consultant in the Corporate and M&A team. He specialises in Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Restructurings, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery and Financial Services.

Lorcan is a member of the International Bar Association, past Co-Chair of the ABA’s International Financial Products and Services Committee, and a Fellow of the ABA. He is a member of the Law Society of Ireland’s Business Law Committee. He is a past-Chairman of the IFIA’s Alternative Investment Committee and a past member of FEFSI’s Hedge Funds Working Group.

He is currently the Law Society of Ireland's nominee as a director of the Irish Takeover Panel.

He established Dillon Eustace's market-leading Hedge Funds Group and advises hedge funds, their managers and directors.

Lorcan has been recommended by a number of leading directories, including Chambers and Partners, IFLR 1000, Legal 500, PLC and Which Lawyer? He lectures at the Law Society of Ireland on company law topics including management buyouts and the Irish Takeover Rules.

Some of the transactions worked on by Lorcan include:

  • Advised Principal Logistics Technologies in relation to its acquisition of the Brentech Group of companies with supporting equity and debt financing from The Firmament Group and Harwood Private Capital.
  • Advised the shareholders in Acumen & Trust on the sale of their shareholding to Irish Life.
  • Advised the Management Team of Irish Homecare in their private equity backed management buyout of the Group.
  • Advised the shareholders in Superior Storage on the sale of their shareholding to Iron Mountain.
  • A leading private equity fund on the €450m disposal of a portfolio of healthcare businesses.
  • Key Capital on its 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.
  • Shareholders in the Beechfield Nursing Home Group on their sale to 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.
  • Causeway in relation to its venture funding in Bizimply Limited.
  • The Irish shareholders in Encription Limited on the sale of their shareholding to Blackberry.
  • Key Capital on its purchase of the Webprint printing business from its receiver.
  • A leading US fund on the sale of its shareholding in an Irish property fund structure for in excess of €400 million.
  • Merrion Stockbrokers on its purchase of the Le Cheile Credit Union advisory business.
  • Perrigo Company plc on its High Court application to reduce its share premium account by USD 11bn.
  • A European based institution on the purchase of a licensed Irish bank.
  • Perrigo Group on the disposal of its shareholding in Prothena Corporation.
  • The Centric Healthcare Group on its refinancing with Bluebay Asset Management and associated shareholder restructuring.
  • Perrigo Company on its USD 8.6bn acquisition of Elan Corporation plc (Global M&A Deal of the Year 2014 – The American Lawyer).
  • On the private equity-backed management buyout of a large Irish private healthcare group.
  • A private equity fund on the purchase of performing and non-performing Irish loan books.
  • Continental Airlines – Irish aviation related regulatory advice on the consolidation of its operations with United Airlines.
  • Mutual funds on their participation in the €1.123bn value purchase of common stock in Bank of Ireland.
  • Fund and funds of hedge fund managers including Partners Group, Lazard and F&C.

Related Practice Areas

Corporate and M&A

Insolvency and Corporate Recovery

Financial Services

Mergers and Acquisitions


University College Dublin

University of London

The Law Society of Ireland