Private Equity, Venture Capital & Loan Sales

We have advised on a large number of complex private equity transactions acting for Irish and international equity investors, lenders, companies raising capital and management teams. Our Corporate Group also works closely with our Banking & Finance Group in advising on loan portfolio sales and purchases.

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Acting for private equity investors, we have recently advised:

  • The Carlyle Group on its investment in ION Investment Group Limited
  • CapVest on Irish legal matters, including investments in The Mater Private Hospital Group and Valeo Foods
  • Funds affiliated with Blackstone, Apollo, CarVal, Lone Star and Kennedy Wilson on various real estate transactions
  • Frontline Ventures on Irish legal matters, including the establishment of various funds and investments in numerous companies, such as Smartcloud, AQMetrics, LinkedFinance and Roomex Limited
  • Balderton and Seventure on investments in Irish companies
  • The Carlyle Cardinal Ireland Fund on its investment in Lily O’ Briens
  • Bain Campbell and Golden Gate Capital on the Irish aspects of the acquisition of BMC Software Inc.
  • Ares Capital on various investments

Acting for companies raising capital we have advised on transactions involving investors such as Accel Partners, Arch, Audi Electronics Venture, Draper Esprit, General Catalyst, Goldman Sachs, IDG China, ISIF, Lightstone, Longevity Fund, New Enterprise Associates, Octopus, Oak Investment Partners, Polaris, Qualcomm Incorporated, Sierra Wireless, Stanford University, venBio and Woodford.

We have recently advised:

  • an Irish life sciences company on its $40 million Series A fund raising
  • an oncology research company on its $95 million fund raising
  • a biotechnology company on its $36 million fund raising
  • an Irish fintech company on its $136 million Series A – D fund raisings
  • an Irish telecoms software provider on over $90 million in three rounds of fund raisings
  • a medical technology company on its $13.1 million in Series A financing
  • an Irish medical device company on its $7.5 million Series B capital raising
  • Cubic Telecom Limited on Irish legal matters, including investments by third parties
  • CurrencyFair Limited on Irish legal matters, including investments by third parties

In relation to loan portfolio sales and purchases we have advised:

  • GE Capital on the sale of its residential mortgage business in Ireland
  • Funds affiliated with Blackstone, Apollo, CarVal, Lone Star and Kennedy Wilson with respect to various loan portfolio acquisitions and disposals
  • Bank of Scotland and a number of other Irish and international financial institutions on numerous loan portfolio sales transactions (asset finance, commercial real estate and residential real estate)