Practice Areas Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
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Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

We have a long track record of advising in M&A transactions across a wide range of industry sectors and are ranked amongst Ireland's Top 10 Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Legal Advisers 2016 (Experian MarketIQ UK and Republic of Ireland M&A Review 2016). 

Our highly regarded corporate lawyers are experienced in all aspects of the sale and purchase of companies and businesses, representing buyers, sellers and private equity providers. Our ability to draw on specialist lawyers in other practice areas means we can deliver the highest standard of legal services in an efficient, user-friendly and responsive manner. We offer legal and business insight and focus on getting the deal done.

M&A services

Our comprehensive legal advisory M&A services include:

  • Legal due diligence review and reporting
  • Share purchase agreement (SPA) drafting and negotiation
  • Tax deed drafting and negotiation
  • Share option/participation scheme review and/or drafting (including patent royalty schemes)
  • Ancillary legal documentation and advisory matters

KEY CONTACT
Neil Keenan nkeenan@byrnewallace.com +353 1 691 5287 +353 1 691 5010
THE TEAM      
Gerry Beausang gbeausang@byrnewallace.com +353 1 691 5866 +353 1 691 5010
Feargal Brennan fbrennan@byrnewallace.com +353 1 691 5276 +353 1 691 5010
Liam Connellan lconnellan@byrnewallace.com +353 1 691 5251 +353 1 691 5010
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RECENT WORK
  • Brindley Healthcare

    ByrneWallace advise Brindley Healthcare on its €10million investment by BGF

  • Brindley Healthcare

    ByrneWallace advised Brindley Healthcare.

  • Rothco

    ByrneWallace advised Rothco on its sale to Accenture.

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