Máire O'Neill


+353 1 639 5177
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Máire is a partner in our Corporate Department and specialises in transactional corporate work with a particular emphasis on venture capital and private equity transactions (acting for both companies and investors) and M&A transactions. Máire also advises on a wide range of general corporate matters, including corporate restructurings (solvent and insolvent) including domestic mergers and capital reductions.

Recent significant work includes:

  • CBPE on its acquisition of Signel Web Services  
  • EirGrid on the Celtic Interconnector project 
  • Fenergo Group in connection with its acquisition of Sentinels 
  • Carlyle Cardinal on its sale of The City Bin Company to Thorntons Recycling
  • low code CyberSecTech Tines on its $55m Series B2 Fundraising
  • FinTech Apata.io on its seed investment round
  • advising several leading venture debt providers on the equity elements of their venture debt transactions 
  • Imagine Learning on its acquisition of EdTech Robotify Labs
  • Fenergo Group on its acquisition by Astorg and Bridgepoint (as well as its previous equity investments and corporate structuring)
  • DCC plc group on its acquisition of Naturgy Ireland, Jones Oil and Campus Oil
  • supporting our Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency teams advising stakeholders in numerous retail insolvencies and restructurings

Máire is listed as a 'Leading Lawyer- Rising Star Partner' in IFLR 1000 2022.

"Máire's temperament and business acumen is what makes her the perfect partner for our business. Her advice was flawless and put us in a perfect position to succeed but keep our investors happy. Her approach paid huge dividends – her predictions and legal advice from our earlier engagements had come to pass, and taking her advice saved us heartache and pain." Legal 500 EMEA 2021 

“Strong communicator, proactive, organised and excellent at finding resolutions to challenging legal areas.” IFLR1000 2020

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