Stephen Keogh


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Stephen is Head of William Fry's Corporate department and specialises in transactional corporate work with a particular emphasis on private equity transactions, acting for both investors and companies. Stephen also advises on a range of general corporate matters, including corporate restructurings. Stephen was the head of William Fry's London office for 5 years, returning to Ireland in 2017.

Recent significant deals include advising:

  • Kilsaran Concrete on its acquisition of Oran Precast
  • Nuritas on its $45m Series B financing led by Cleveland Avenue
  • Flipdish on its Series B and Series C fundraising rounds
  • IRFU on the investments by CVC in Pro14 and Six Nations
  • Melior Equity Partners on its acquisition of BHP Insurance
  • Melior Equity Partners on its acquisition of Salmon Software
  • Echelon Data Centres on its financing by Starwood Capital
  • Carlyle Cardinal on its sale of The City Bin Company

Pro Bono / Community Work:

  • St. Andrew's Resource Centre, Pearse Street on a variety of legal matters
One impressed client notes that "his care, attention to detail and general advice has been fantastic." Chambers Global 2021

"Stephen is a trusted adviser going back many years." Legal 500 EMEA 2021

In IFLR1000 2020 one client said “superb client management and technical ability and has his finger on the pulse of where the market is. We feel in safe hands with Stephen.”

Stephen is a well-regarded practitioner whom sources describe as "very active in the market." Chambers Global 2019

Clients say: "Stephen is practical and constructive, explains things clearly and is a skilled negotiator." Chambers Global 2018

Stephen Keogh is  "superb". Legal 500 EMEA 2018 

According to Chambers Global 2017 clients say he is "top-class: a great guy who does a great job."

In IFLR 1000, 2017 clients state that "Stephen Keogh has been extremely helpful at all times - he responds quickly to queries and is generally available if needed."