Ciarán Bolger

Ciarán Bolger | Corporate and Commercial Lawyer | Arthur Cox
  • Ciarán Bolger
  • +353 1 920 1230
  • Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 T380, Ireland


Ciarán has a broadbased corporate and commercial practice concentrating on mergers and acquisitions (public and private), joint ventures, private equity and securities law.


Transactions in which Ciarán Bolger has advised in recent years included acting for the following:

  • Applegreen on its agreement to acquire a 50.01% stake in the Welcome Break Group for EUR 360 million with follow on investments of £120 million and associated share placing of €100 million
  • Blackstone on its acquisition of Harbourmaster (a fund management business)
  • GE Capital on the sale of its residential mortgage loan business to Pepper Home Loans/ Goldman Sachs
  • NTMA on the transfer of the deposits of Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide Building Society to AIB and Irish Life and Permanent plc respectively (€13 billion)
  • Goldfields S.A. on its tender offer for Glencar Mining plc
  • Glanbia plc on the sale of its Dairy Ingredients Ireland division to a joint venture with its major shareholder Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited (€170 million)
  • Vodafone Ireland on a joint venture agreement with ESB for the installation of fibre optic cables on ESB’s power networks
  • Valeo Foods Group (a private equity backed group) on its acquisitions of Batchelors, Odlums and Jacob Fruitfield, creating a business with a turnover of more than €300 million
  • NTR plc on the grant back to the National Roads Authority of the West-Link concession and subsequent securitisation with Morgan Stanley (circa €500 million)
  • Airtricity on its sale to Scottish and Southern Energy plc (€1.8 billion)
  • Green REIT plc on its external management arrangements with Green Property
  • Applegreen plc on its IPO in 2015
  • Fyffes plc, on the takeover offer by Sumitomo Corporation announced in December 2016.
  • BA (Mod), 1986, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Admitted as a solicitor, 1990
  • Institute of Taxation in Ireland

Co-author of Irish Chapter of European Lawyer: Private Equity