William Fry has a leading M&A Group and we have an associated reputation for advising on all aspects of acquisition and leveraged finance.
Our unsurpassed experience is gained from years of involvement in the most challenging and complex transactions in Ireland and in international transactions with Irish aspects. Our banking lawyers work as part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting our corporate lawyers in advising on the financing options for M&A deals including syndicated senior debt, mezzanine debt, bridge finance, PIK debt, bridge to-bond financing, senior secured notes and subordinated debt and equity options.
Aergo Capital Limited on its funding for the acquisition of Safair (Proprietary) Limited and Safair Lease Finance Proprietary Limited, a South African aviation leasing company. The transaction saw Aergo take control of 33 aircraft in the Safair aircraft-leasing division and lease a further 9 planes from the parent company
JDH Acquisitions in relation to its initial borrowing of €1.3bn of acquisition finance in order to fund the take – private of the Jurys Doyle Hotel Group and the subsequent reorganisation to separate the Jurys Inns business prior to its sale
Duke Street on the restructuring of the Payzone Group, Europe’s largest consumer payments acceptance network, in conjunction with the senior debt funders to the Payzone Group resulting in Duke Street acquiring a controlling interest in the Payzone Group, a substantial senior debt write down and the syndicate lenders becoming shareholders in the restructured group
J & E Davy on its €250m MBO from Bank of Ireland
Merrion Capital Group Limited on the part financing for its MBO of an 84% stake in Merrion Capital Group Limited from Landsbanki Islands hf
University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC) on its acquisition of a majority stake in Beacon Medical Group Limited involving the Beacon Hospital Sandyford