Ronan Shanahan


Ronan is a Partner in William Fry’s Corporate / M&A Department.

Ronan Shanahan

Ronan advises on a broad range of transactional work including acquisitions and disposals, private equity transactions, investments, limited partnerships, IPOs and capital raises, corporate reorganisations and restructurings for both Irish and international clients. Ronan joined William Fry in 2020 having spent 9 years in another leading Irish law firm.

Recent transactions include advising:

  • Irish Residential Properties REIT plc on the acquisition of its regulated investment manager and the internalisation of its related investment management function.
  • SIRO, the ESB-Vodafone joint venture, in connection with its raising €620m from a syndicate of Irish and international investors (including the European Investment Bank) to fund the upgrade and expansion of its fibre-to-the-home network.
    Melior Equity Partners on its acquisition of the non-life insurance broker, BHP Insurance.
  • Melior Equity Partners on its acquisition of Salmon Software, a provider of treasury software solutions to medium and large enterprise customers globally.
  • Assured Partners on its acquisition of Gallivan Murphy Insurance Brokers by way of competitive auction.
  • AnaCap Financial Partners on its investment in Further Underwriting International, a digitally enabled specialist in the design and development of niche health insurance products and service solutions.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice on its acquisition of PwC’s tax and immigration global mobility business.
  • TowerBrook Capital Partners in its agreement to acquire Premium Credit Limited, the regulated provider of premium finance for commercial and retail insurance products, from Cinven.
  • Infinigate on its strategic acquisition of cloud distributor Vuzion creating the first Cybersecurity and Secure Cloud VAD.
  • Uniphar plc on its agreement to acquire the McCauley Pharmacy Group.
  • Venterra on its acquisition of energy business Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions.
  • MediaTek on its acquisition of Intel’s power-management chip business.

One client commented, “Ronan Shanahan is a young partner displaying great maturity with a calm and unruffled style of operation, even under great pressure. He combines first-class technical skills with commercial realism and a relaxed and engaging manner.” Legal 500 EMEA 2022.

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