06/01/2023 News

We are delighted to announce that we have topped the Mergermarket league table by deal value in Ireland for 2022. This is the 7th year in a row that we have ranked first in the league tables by either value or volume, reaffirming our position as the leading M&A practice in Ireland. Mergermarket is a publication providing insights and analysis on M&A transactions globally.

In 2022, we advised on 39 announced deals, totalling over $14 billion, including:

  • advising Flutter on its €1.9 billion acquisition of Sisal S.p.A from CVC Capital Partners
  • advising InfraVia Capital Partners on its investment for a 49.99% stake in Fibre Networks Ireland Holdings Limited
  • advising Global Shares plc, an Irish fintech company, on its acquisition by JP Morgan
  • advising John Laing on its acquisition of a portfolio of assets from the Irish Infrastructure Fund including the Convention Centre Dublin and Towercom.

Commenting on the rankings, Cian McCourt, Partner and Head of Corporate and M&A, said: “This ranking is a valued recognition of the strength and depth of our Corporate and M&A team and our leading market position. Notwithstanding the more challenging external environment, 2022 proved to be a very active year in the M&A market in Ireland and we are very pleased to have supported our clients on some of the most high value cross-border and domestic transactions over the past 12 months.”

Read Mergermarket’s Global & Regional M&A Report for 2022 here