ALG advises on 14 'Deals of the Year 2020' from Finance Dublin
ALG advises on 14 ‘Deals of the Year 2020’ from Finance Dublin
A&L Goodbody advised on 14 of the winning 'Deals of the Year 2020' published by Finance Dublin. The awards recognise innovation and expertise in a range of areas across the financial services sector. The winning deals showcase the market-leading transactions on a domestic and international scale.
Ciarán Rogers, Head of Finance, said: "We were delighted to work with our clients and use our market leading knowledge and experience to bring innovative solutions to often highly complex and multi-faceted deals. Our role on these winning deals reaffirms our position as a leading advisor on the largest, most complex financing transactions in Ireland."
Over 200 deals were entered and these cover a broad range of corporate finance and IFS activity. This is a positive reflection of the continued growth in the Irish economy and more specifically in the corporate finance sector. In a changing global political and economic landscape, the thirty six winning deals showcase Ireland's strength and expertise in the financial sector on an international scale.
The winning categories and deals on which A&L Goodbody advised include:
Mergers & Acquisitions
Bank of China's Acquisition of Goodbody Stockbrokers
ATA Group Acquisition of Karnasch Professional Tools GmbH
MasterCard’s Acquisition of Ethoca Limited
Equity Capital Markets
Debt Capital Markets
AIB Group plc Additional Tier 1 Issuance
Syntotta 1 - Synthetic Portuguese CMBS
Finance Ireland RMBS No.1
Small Business Origination Loan Trust 2019-3 DAC (SBOLT)
Loans & Financing
Ballymore/Oxley developments at Dublin Landings
RediResi’s social housing platform
Ballantyne Re plc Restructuring
InterGlobe's Acquisition of Airborne Capital
NCBC Sharia'h Aircraft Financing
Ryanair’s Inaugural Bank Debt Facility
Speaking about the acquisition of Ethoca by Mastercard, the deal which won M&A Fintech Deal of the Year, Richard Marron, Corporate M&A Partner, said: "The transaction was one of the most significant technology deals in the Irish market and was particularly complex involving multiple jurisdictions and bespoke corporate structuring to achieve the optimum outcome for all parties. This included a number of novel features and consideration mechanics to meet the requirements of the parties; as well as having to navigate a wide range of issues arising under, Irish, US, Canadian and Cayman Islands law."
Speaking about the winning Debt Capital Markets - Regulatory Capital Issuance Deal of the Year, Adrian Burke, Finance Partner, said: "The transaction was significant because the issuance made under the EMTN Programme was the first entirely Irish law issuance of senior unsecured MREL debt by an Irish bank. These were significant transactions for AIB, bolstering its MREL compliant capital base."