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William Fry and ALG named in Finance Dublin awards
Richard Grey (head of M&A), Marie O’Brien (head of finance), Laura Kennedy (M&A partner) and David McElroy (energy partner), all of ALG

01 Jun 2023 / corporate law Print

William Fry, ALG  for Finance Dublin awards

William Fry LLP has advised on 11 award-winning transactions in Finance Dublin’s Deals of the Year 2023 out of a total of 42 deals.

The awards recognise significant financial services transactions, including:

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mid-market: ATA’s acquisitions of Van Hoorn Carbide and Industrial Tooling Corporation.

Acquisition, Life Sciences: Amgen Inc’s acquisition of Horizon Therapeutics plc.

Debt Capital Markets

Note issuance: Ardagh Metal Packaging’s $600m Senior Secured Green Notes.

Equity Capital Markets

Public Equity, Block Trades Programme: The Department of Finance of Ireland sales of AIB shares.

Public Equity, Issuance: Greencoat Renewables equity issuance.

Restructuring: Mallinckrodt plc.

Loans and Financing

Public Private Partnership: EquiSisk Community Care Partnership Limited.

Loans & Financing Deal of the Year: Eirgrid Celtic Interconnector financing.

Refinancing: Uniphar plc. 

Financial Services, Banking: Permanent TSB Plc’s acquisition of Ulster Bank assets. 

Financial Services

Aviation Finance Restructuring: Restructuring of Nordic Aviation Capital DAC and its subsidiaries. 

Banking partner Ciarán Herlihy said: "We were delighted to work with EirGrid and its funders on this major financing. Our team included banking, energy, corporate, real estate and consenting specialists and there's a real feel-good factor for the team in working on such a critical Irish infrastructure project".

Meanwhile, A&L Goodbody (ALG) advised on 16 of the winning 'Deals of the Year 2023' published by Finance Dublin this week.

These include: 

Aviation Finance 

  • Aviation Finance Restructuring: Restructuring of Nordic Aviation Capital DAC and its subsidiaries. 

  • Acquisition, Aviation Assets Platform: Aergo Capital's acquisition of Seraph Aviation Management Ltd. 

Debt Capital Markets 

  • Social Bonds: AIB’s inaugural Senior Social Bond.

  • RMBS: Bank of Ireland’s non-performing loan portfolio dual-track disposal.

Equity Capital Markets 

  • SME Equity: AIB Foresight SME Impact Limited Partnership.

  • Restructuring: Mallinckrodt plc. 

Financial Services 

  • Banking: Permanent TSB’s acquisition of Ulster Bank assets. 

  • Corporate Banking: AIB’s purchase of Ulster Bank’s Corporate Banking Division.

  • Credit Platform: Finance Ireland Limited equity investment by M&G and PIMCO. 

Loans & Financing 

  • Loans & Financing Deal of the Year: Eirgrid Celtic Interconnector financing. 

  • Green Revolving Credit Facility: IPUT Real Estate. 

  • Public Private Partnership: EquiSisk Community Care Partnership Limited.

Mergers & Acquisition 

  • Financial Services Acquisition of the Year: SMBC Aviation Capital's acquisition of Goshawk.
  • Joint Venture: Fibre Networks Ireland J/V between InfraVia Capital Partners and eir. 
  • Green Finance, Equity Acquisition: Investment in Exergyn Ltd. 
  • Private Equity: Corten Capital's acquisition of Ekco Cloud Holdings DAC. 

Corporate and M&A partner Richard Grey said: "ALG was delighted to have advised Ulster Bank and NatWest, both long standing clients of A&L Goodbody, in what was a transformative transaction for both Ulster Bank, NatWest and, indeed, the broader Irish banking market." 

Critical step

Finance partner Séamus Ó Cróinín said: "It was a privilege to have worked with the Ulster Bank Ireland team on this important transaction, which marked a critical step in the bank's overall strategy. The mandate required co-ordinated input from a wide range of practice groups within the firm, and it has been great to work on such a complex transaction with a great client team."

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