Stephen Ranalow

Stephen Ranalow | Corporate Lawyer | Arthur Cox | Dublin, Ireland

Expertise

Stephen specialises in corporate and securities law for public and private companies, including M&A and ECM issues. Stephen has advised on some of the largest corporate transactions in recent years, including mergers, acquisitions, cross-border transactions, corporate migrations, IPOs, rights issues, public offerings, reorganisations and joint ventures.  He has particular expertise in corporate transactions in the financial, banking, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals sectors, as well as corporate inversions, redomiciliations and migrations into Ireland

Experience

  • Advised Tyco on its $16 billion merger with Johnson Controls
  • Advised Allergan on its $150 billion inversion takeover by Pfizer
  • Advised Mylan on its $27 billion offer for Perrigo
  • Advised Bank of Ireland on its €14 billion of capital raising, and subsequent sale by the Irish State of its €3.5 billion preference shareholding
  • Advised Greencore on its $750 million acquisition of Peacock Foods and £440 million rights issue
  • Advised eir on GIC’s acquisition of a €230 million minority holding in eir
  • Advised TE Connectivity on its $895 million acquisition of Creganna
  • Advised Bank of Cyprus on its holding company reorganisation using an Irish listed holding company and €1.45 billion flotation on the LSE
  • Advised Air France on the sale of Cityjet to Intro Aviation
  • Advised Patrick McKillen on the defence of the takeover bid for the Claridges Hotel Group
  • Advised Covidien on its $43 billion inversion takeover by Medtronic
  • Advised Carlyle on its $8 billion acquisition of Veritas
  • Advised UBS on its holding company reorganisation using an Irish prospectus structure
  • Advised Mallinckrodt on its $8 billion merger with Questcor, $2.4 billion takeover of Cadence Pharmaceuticals and $2.3 billion acquisition of Ikaria
  • Advised eir on the acquisition of Setanta Sports
  • Advised Mallinckrodt on its $2.4 billion spin-off from Covidien
  • Advised Tyco on its $19 billion corporate migration from Switzerland to Ireland
  • Advised on the corporate migration to Ireland of a number of NYSE and NASDAQ listed companies, including Accenture, Ingersoll-Rand, Warner Chilcott, TBS Shipping and Covidien.
  • Advised Banco Santander on its acquisition of GE Money
  • Advised Eircom on its €4 billion acquisition by STT and subsequent debt restructuring
  • Advised on the IPOs of Aer Lingus, Mallinckrodt and TVC Holdings)
Education
  • Ph D, 2006, Trinity College, Dublin
  • LLB (first class honours), 2001, Trinity College, Dublin

Awards

  • Winner of the M&A Advisor European “40 under 40” Award (2016)
  • Winner of Finance Dublin Deals of the Year (2014)
  • Ranked by Chambers and Partners for Equity Capital Markets
Professional
  • Admitted as a solicitor, 2005
Memberships
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Former Editor-in-Chief, Trinity College Law Review
  • Past President, Ireland Spain Economic Association
  • Club de Abogados, M&A Section