A&L Goodbody ranked Ireland’s top legal advisor for M&A for fourth consecutive year

A&L Goodbody has again been ranked as the top Irish law firm for Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) in 2015 by each of the international publications – Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, Mergermarket and Experian Corpfin. This reflects the fact that in 2015 the Firm advised on more M&A deals in Ireland than any other law firm – following similar rankings achieved in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The range of transactions worked on by A&L Goodbody included acting for: Pfizer on its proposed merger with Allergan plc, UDG Healthcare plc on the sale of its pharmaceutical distribution businesses to McKesson, InfraVia Capital Partners on its acquisition of the telecoms infrastructure business of Coillte, AIG on the acquisition of Laya Healthcare and Malin and Dalata on a number of acquisitions throughout the year.

Mark Ward, Head of M&A at A&L Goodbody comments: "We are pleased to have again advised on such a large number of the most significant domestic and international transactions during 2015. The strength and depth of the team at A&L Goodbody, combined with our market knowledge and ability to structure and execute deals, have enabled us to maintain this position at the very top of the market. Looking to 2016, we believe that we will see continued market growth and client activity and we look forward to playing our part".

Date published: 20 January 2016