Brian Butterwick


Brian is a Partner in William Fry’s Corporate / M&A .  He advises on a broad range of domestic and cross border corporate matters, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and Equity Capital Markets transactions

Brian Butterwick

In addition to transactional representations, Brian also advises clients on governance matters and ongoing regulatory compliance.

Prior to joining William Fry in 2019, Brian practiced in the London office of Shearman & Sterling.

Brian’s experience includes advising:

  • Softbank Corp on its pending €473 million strategic investment in Cubic Telecom for a 51% equity stake at a valuation of over €900 million
  • Accel-KKR on its investment in Ocuco, a multinational business that provides specialist software to the eyecare industry
  • Hortifrut, a global leader in berry production and marketing, on the reorganisation of its international business to Ireland
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice on its £2.8bn recommended takeover of UDG Healthcare plc
  • The Department of Finance on a number of equity capital markets mandates relating to the State’s investments in the Irish banking sector, including the sell-down of part of the State’s shareholding in AIB Group through various book-built placings
  • T Stamp Inc., a Delaware incorporated global provider of AI-powered identity services, on its admission to trading on Euronext Growth Dublin
  • J&E Davy and Berenberg on the €94m cash box placing by Dalata Hotel Group Plc
  • Credit Suisse on its role as financial adviser to Aon plc in its proposed $80bn merger with Willis Towers Watson plc
  • J&E Davy and RBC Capital Markets on placings by Greencoat Renewables PLC to raise aggregate proceeds of approximately €400m
  • Investcorp on its joint venture with Aberdeen Standard Investments to establish a $1bn social infrastructure fund in the Gulf region
  • Goldman Sachs and EFG-Hermes in the $900m IPO of Edita Food Industries S.A.E and its listing of global depositary receipts on the London Stock Exchange
  • Societe Generale on the acquisition of Kleinwort Benson’s UK and Channel Islands’ wealth management business
  • General Electric on the divestment of power generation assets in connection with its €10.3bn acquisition of Alstom
  • Allied Gold Mining PLC on its premium listing on the London Stock Exchange and its subsequent recommended takeover by ASX-listed St Barbara Limited

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