Ciarán Bolger

Ciarán Bolger | Corporate and Commercial Lawyer | Arthur Cox


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 plc on its acquisition of a majority interest in Welcome Break Holdings Ltd
  • CapVest on the sale of Mater Private Hospital Group to Infravia
  • LacPatrick Co-op on its merger with Lakeland Dairies
  • Origin Enterprises plc on its acquisition of a 65% interest in Fortgreen Commercial Agricola Ltds and a 20% shareholding in Ferrari E Zagatto Cia Ltd (Brazil)
  • GE Capital on the sale of its residential mortgage loan business to Pepper Home Loans/ Goldman Sachs
  • Glanbia plc on the sale of its Dairy Ingredients Ireland division to a joint venture with its major shareholder Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited (€500 million)
  • Applegreen plc on its IPO and admission of its shares to trading on the AIM in the London Stock Exchange and the ESM in the Irish Stock Exchange and on its share placing in 2017
  • Vodafone Ireland on a joint venture with ESB (SIRO) 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 and the ambient food division of DCC plc
  • The management of IBI Corporate Finance on their management buyout from Bank of Ireland
  • Center Parcs on the establishment of its first Irish operations.
  • 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