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. I also specialise in public corporate governance and securities advisory (including takeover defence) work for international and domestic publicly listed clients.

Relevant Experience

  • 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 proposed 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
  • Advising Ingersoll-Rand plc on the demerger of its $2 billion commercial and residential security businesses to Allegion plc

Contact

+353 1 920 1061
michael.coyle@arthurcox.com

Ten Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
D02 T380
Ireland

  • 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

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