A&L Goodbody Tops Rankings for Deal Activity in First Half of 2015

A&L Goodbody has once again been ranked as the leading legal advisor by value of deals transacted in Northern Ireland in the first half of 2015.

In a recent report by global information services company Experian, A&L Goodbody's Belfast office is listed as the most active legal advisor by value of deals in Northern Ireland, recording almost £70million of transactions in the first six months of the year.

Commenting on the report, corporate partner Peter Stafford said:

“We are delighted to be named by Experian as the most active legal advisor by value of deals once again – testament to the hard work and industry-leading expertise of our team of corporate lawyers, led by corporate partners Mark Thompson, Alastair Keith, and myself.

“In the first six months of 2015 we have been struck by the variety of deals in Northern Ireland, both in terms of value and sector. We continued to act on a number of major international transactions such as the acquisition of the Old Bushmills Distillery Company by Mexican tequila giant Jose Cuervo and the acquisition of the Holiday Inn Belfast by Dalata Hotel Group PLC. 

“We also saw an increase in the level of significant local deals, acting for 3fivetwo Group Ltd on the acquisition of St Joseph’s Hospital, Sligo and for SS Nomadic Trust on the transfer of the SS Nomadic to the Titanic Foundation, for example.

“It was encouraging to note increased activity emerging in a wider variety of sectors, aside from the high level of transactions in the energy & renewables, healthcare and food/agri sectors that we would expect.   

“We are coming into the second half of 2015 with a strong pipeline of deal activity and I look forward to A&L Goodbody advising on many more significant international and local transactions this year.”