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Michael is a partner in the firm’s Corporate and M&A Group.

Michael focuses on public and private M&A transactions, private equity portfolio acquisitions and complex joint venture investment structures typically involving international private equity funds establishing platforms to invest in Ireland in conjunction with local promoters. Michael also specialises in public corporate governance and securities advisory (including takeover defence) work for international and domestic publicly listed clients.

Relevant Experience

  • Advised Cool Planet Group on its €31 million capital raising
  • Advising HIG Capital, KKR, Albacore Capital, Avenue Capital and Bespoke Capital in relation to the establishment of and/or ongoing management of their respective Irish investment platforms and joint-venture arrangements
  • Advising Brewin Dolphin on its acquisition of Investec Ireland’s wealth management business
  • Advising Epiris funds on its £206 million take private acquisition of IFG Group plc
  • Advising Accenture on its acquisitions of Enterprise System Partners, Rothco and Silicon & Software Systems
  • Advising Praxair, Inc. on its $80 billion merger of equals with Linde A.G. under Linde plc
  • Advising HG Capital on its minority investment in Thesaurus Software / Brightpay
  • Advising Cision on its portfolio acquisitions of Prime and PR Newswire
  • Advising CIP Capital on its portfolio acquisitions of Money Mate, Advise Technologies and P20 CGES
  • Advising Fyffes plc on its €751 million takeover by Sumitomo Corporation


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Ten Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
D02 T380

  • BCL, 2007, UCD
  • Admitted as a Solicitor, 2011
  • Qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor, Institute of Taxation, 2010
  • Member of Law Society of Ireland
  • Member of Institute of Taxation

“‘Michael Coyle has a deep range of expertise and always brings an incredibly pragmatic approach to all issues.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2020

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