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ByrneWallace ranked as a top M&A legal adviser in 2017

Friday, 23 February 2018

ByrneWallace is delighted to announce that it has been ranked for the second consecutive year as one of Ireland's top merger and acquisitions (M&A) legal advisers in the Experian MarketIQ UK and Republic of Ireland M&A Review 2017.

The Experian MarketIQ Review is compiled using data from Experian MarketIQ, Corpfin's global M&A database and Companies House data, and the league tables are based on M&A and equity capital market transactions announced between the dates of 1 January 2017 and 30 December 2017. 

Commenting on the M&A trends during 2017, Head of the ByrneWallace Corporate team, Feargal Brennan said, “2017 was another strong year for M&A transactions both in the market and also for ByrneWallace. While overall the value of transactions was down, the volume of M&A transactions continued to rise, up 3% on the previous year, and for the fourth consecutive year, the volume has topped the 400 mark in Ireland showing a return to traditional levels. Most significantly, there appears to have been a 51% increase in the number of deals funded by private equity.  

“ByrneWallace is pleased to have advised on a significant number of transactions during this period, across a broad range of sectors, both of a domestic and international nature. We are very confident that our clients will continue to seek out opportunities on the transactional side in the coming year and we are already seeing elevated levels of activity early in 2018.”

During 2017, ByrneWallace advised on many of the headline M&A transactions across a broad range of industry sectors.

For more information on M&A transactions which we advised on, visit Recent Work

For full details on the report, visit Experian MarketIQ UK and Republic of Ireland M&A Review 2017 

For advice or further information on our Corporate and M&A services, click here or contact a member of the ByrneWallace Corporate Team