A&L Goodbody advises on ten ‘Deals of the Year 2018’

Pictured from L to R: Keavy Ryan, Partner, Corporate and M&A; Séamus Ó'Cróinín, Partner, Finance; Maireadh Dale, Partner, Finance; Ronan Lyons, Partner, Corporate and M&A; Mark Ward, Partner and Head of M&A; Richard Grey, Partner, Corporate and M&A; Catherine Duffy, Chairman and Head of Aviation & Transport Finance; Charlie Carroll, Partner, Corporate and M&A; Eithne FitzGerald, Partner, Corporate and M&A; Matthew Cole, Partner, Corporate and M&A; Paul White, Partner and Head of Equity Capital Markets and Berni Hosty, Partner, Corporate and M&A.

A&L Goodbody advised on ten of the winning Finance Dublin 'Deals of the Year 2018' across all six categories. These winning deals showcase the firm's specialist financial services legal expertise across the full range of banking and finance transactions. Our role on these 'winning deals' reaffirms A&L Goodbody's position as a leading advisor on the largest, most complex financing transactions for Irish corporates.

Over 150 deals, covering a broad range of corporate finance and IFS activity, were entered in the 12th annual awards in 2018. They represent an exceptional year of development in the finance and capital markets sectors.

The winning categories and deals on which A&L Goodbody advised include:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Pilgrim’s Pride acquisition of Moy Park Group
  • Bidvest Group’s acquisition of Noonan Services Group

Equity Capital Markets

  • AIB’s Initial Public Offering
  • Glenveagh Properties plc Initial Public Offering
  • Nabriva Therapeutics redomiciliation and NASDAQ listing

Loans & Financing

  • Irish Continental Group plc financing facilities
  • Mercury Engineering MBO financing
  • Taxback Group financing and investment

Financial Services

  • Allianz Europe B.V. acquisition of Allianz-Irish Life Holdings plc

Financial Services - Aviation Finance

  • Einn Volant Aircraft Leasing global aircraft financing platform

Speaking about the AIB IPO deal which won Equity Capital Markets Deal of the Year, Paul White, Partner and Head of Equity Capital Market, A&L Goodbody, said:
"We were pleased to advise the joint global coordinators and bookrunners on the AIB IPO. It was the largest IPO in Europe in 2017, represents a transformational step for AIB, and facilitates the ongoing recoupment by the Irish State of its crisis capitalisation of the Irish banking sector."

Speaking about the winning Financial Services – Aviation Finance Deal of the Year, Catherine Duffy, Chairman and Head of Aviation & Transport Finance, said:
"We advised GE in relation to the Einn Volant Aircraft Leasing joint venture. This was significant as it represented GECAS’s first joint venture with CCPQ and CDPQ’s first investment in the aviation sector to create a new, capital efficient platform to finance future growth and opportunities in the aviation sector." 

Date published: 30 May 2018