Maura has been a partner since 2007.  Prior to joining Arthur Cox, she worked for Linklaters’ London office.

Maura advises international and domestic companies, as well as public sector bodies, on all aspects of corporate law and governance, as well as a wide range of commercial matters.  Her clients include Ireland’s largest companies, with a focus on the financial services, industrials, entertainment and technology sectors.

Maura has extensive experience of advising on public and private M&A, with cross-border transactions being an area of focus.  Maura regularly advises on both recommended and hostile takeovers, including schemes of arrangement and mergers.

Maura works with companies at every stage of their growth cycle, from initial funding, to private equity investment and through to their IPO or other liquidity event. Maura’s international experience is invaluable in advising companies and investors seeking to establish and invest in Ireland (FDI).

Maura provides strategic advice to the boards and senior management of Ireland’s largest and fastest-growing companies on transactions, compliance and governance matters and ESG risks and reporting.

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Relevant Experience

  • Public M&A: Advising Basware, an Accel-KKR portfolio company, on its acquisition of Glantus; Amgen on its acquisition of Horizon Biopharma; Strongbridge Biopharma on its acquisition by Xeris Biopharma; Flutter Entertainment on its all-share acquisition of The Stars Group; Hanover Investors on its takeover of Escher Group; Paddy Power on its acquisition of Betfair using a scheme of arrangement; Emirates National Oil Corporation on its offer for Dragon Oil; Cooper Industries on its acquisition by Eaton Corporation; Progress Software on its acquisition of IONA Technologies; JSC Severstal on its acquisition of Celtic Resources
  • Private M&A: Advising Coca-Cola HBC on the acquisition of BDS Vending; Flutter Entertainment on the acquisition of MaxBet; Constellation Cold Logistics on the acquisition of VF Coldstores and Colso Coldstorage; European Bakery Group on the acquisition of Panelto; CAPREIT on the disposal of IRES Fund Management Limited; Flutter Entertainment on its acquisition of Sisal; DFDS on the acquisition of McBurney Transport Group; Flutter Entertainment on the accelerated acquisition of 37.2% of FanDuel
  • Equity Capital Markets: Advising on the IPOs of Permanent TSB Group, Strongbridge Biopharma, Allegion, Green REIT, Aer Lingus and TVC Holdings; advising CRH on moving its primary listing from the London Stock Exchange to the New York Stock Exchange; Hunch Mobility on its combination with Direct Selling Acquisition Corp; advising Flutter Entertainment on its £812 million and £1.1 billion share placing; CRH on its placing of shares to fund the acquisition of strategic assets from Holcim and LaFarge; Green REIT on a placing and open offer; CRH on a rights issue; advising on listing consideration shares, share buybacks, share consolidations/splits and reductions of capital
  • Demergers/Spins: Advising Stellwagen Aviation on the spin-off of Aerlytix; Ingersoll Rand on a Reverse Morris Trust transaction to spin off its industrial business to Gardner Denver; Eaton Corporation on the demergers of its lighting business; Ingersoll Rand on its spin-off of Allegion
  • Cross-Border Transactions: Most of the transactions listed here have a cross-border dimension, but Maura has particular experience of using cross-border mergers, societas europea and other transaction structures to allow banks, insurance companies, market infrastructure providers and other regulated entities to reorganise their operations in multiple jurisdictions; advising AIG, Bank of America, CACEIS, DEPFA and State Street on cross-border reorganisations
  • Investments/Corporate Finance: Advising Cubic Telecom on its €473 million investment by Softbank; Bonnier News Business on its investment in the Business Post Group; on its establishment in Ireland; Strongbridge Biopharma on a 10% strategic investment by Novo Nordisk; Cubic Telecom on funding from Act Venture Capital, the European Investment Bank and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund; Future Finance on its €40 million Series C investment round
  • Public Sector: Advising the Irish Government on the establishment of the Land Development Agency, Home Building Finance Ireland, the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland, and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund; advising the National Pensions Reserve Fund on its investments in Irish banks, and on the transfer of its assets to the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund; advising the Irish Government on the restructuring  and recapitalisation of the Irish banking sector from 2008 – 2015