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ByrneWallace advises on deals worth €512m
Managing partner Feargal Brennan with head of corporate Neil Keenan, pictured pre-COVID

23 Nov 2020 / business Print

ByrneWallace advises on deals worth €512m

For a fourth consecutive year, ByrneWallace has retained its top 10  position in the M&A legal advisers league table published by Experian MarketIQ. 

The report, which tracked M&A transactions with values over €500,000 across Ireland and the UK from 1 January to 30 September 2020, lists ByrneWallace as advising on 12 deals totalling €512 million, placing the firm third in deal value rankings.


Head of corporate Neil Keenan said: “Despite the initial slowdown in the market at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, transactional activity in our practice has remained very strong.

“Activity in life sciences, technology, healthcare and energy was especially strong.”

Transactions which ByrneWallace advised on include:

  • Sales of Precision Biotics and Inflazome,
  • Sale of Interactive Services to US-based LRN Corporation,
  • Sale of food company M&M Walshe Holdings (owner of Callan Bacon) to Eight Fifty Food Group,
  • Sale of Ireland’s largest building on behalf of a South African fund,
  • Sale of a corporate and real estate loan portfolio to Ready Capital (NYSE:RC).

ByrneWallace also advised on a number of significant fundraisings during the year by companies such as:

  • OneProjects,
  • Avectas,
  • Neuromod and Priothera in the life sciences sector,
  • and GridBeyond and Mainstream Renewable Power in the energy sector.
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