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ByrneWallace supports The Real Deal 2018 - helping business owners navigate through corporate transactions

Tuesday, 09 October 2018

ByrneWallace is delighted to support The Real Deal 2018 which takes place on Thursday, 11 October in Goffs, Kildare.

This conference will focus on critical strategic decisions faced by privately-owned businesses and aims to demystify the options available to SME Ireland. Delegates will learn from the experience of some of Ireland’s most prominent business leaders on how to successfully navigate through corporate transactions, and have the opportunity to network with other delegates.

Matt Cooper will host four panel discussions which will cover MBOs, Succession Planning, Funding for Growth and Growth by Acquisition and Integration.

Panellists will include: 

  • Management Buy-Outs / Buy-Ins - David Bobbett (H&K international), Mike Flanagan(Rennicks) and Tony McEntee (Sam McCauley Chemists).
  • Succession Planning - Paul Keogh (chairman DCU Family Business Institute), and Caroline Keeling
  • Funding for Growth - Helen Ryan (EI Director, currently a player in many SMEs and Ex CEO Creganna), David Maxwell (Boojum) and Patrick Waldron (CEO Planet, formerly Fintrax).
  • Growth by Acquisitions and Integration – Gary McGann (ex-CEO Smurfit), Tina McEnzie (Staffline group) and David Robinson (ex Valeo and currently Associate partner with Renatus).

Speaking about the conference, Managing Partner Feargal Brennan said, “We are delighted to support The Real Deal event. As Ireland’s leading law firm for corporate and M&A transactions for privately-owned businesses, we are ideally positioned to support indigenous owner-managed companies negotiate the increasingly complex nature of a corporate transaction. 

“We advise across all key industry sectors including manufacturing, technology, life sciences, healthcare, energy, property, retail and hotel/leisure, and have a proven track record advising on the legal and taxation structuring involved in a corporate transaction. Given our experience advising this sector, we at ByrneWallace are delighted to have this opportunity to help facilitate and stage this forum at which Irish business owners can network and learn practical insights from some of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs.”

For support and advice on preparing for a corporate transaction, or to learn more about our M&A Masterclass training programmes, contact