Private Equity

A&L Goodbody's Private Equity group is recognised as the leader in Ireland. Clients value our deep experience of acting for both PE acquirers and vendors, our sectoral knowledge and our familiarity with typical PE debt and equity financing structures. At the group's core is a team of experts drawn from corporate, finance, funds and tax together with support from all of the firm's key practice groups. 

We cover the full cycle of investment advisory services:

Our corporate team works closely with our finance, tax, and funds experts and clients benefit from their combined experience and understanding of the fund-raising, fund structuring, financing, buyout and restructuring market. 

We have extensive experience of working with the majority of the leading Irish and international PE funds (and their international lawyers) both in relation to primary and secondary transactions and across a wide range of industries.


  • BlackRock Inc.

    on its equity investment into Circle Internet Financial, a global fintech firm and digital currency issuer.

  • Sustainable Development Capital

    on the establishment and operation of a closed-ended Irish AIF established as a limited partnership making sustainable private equity investments.

  • Foresight

    on the establishment of a closed-ended Irish AIF established as a limited partnership making sustainable PE investments in low carbon Irish SMEs, a joint venture with AIB as lead sponsor investor.

  • CVC Capital Partners

    on its acquisition of a stake in the Pro14 provincial rugby union league.

  • Elysian Capital

    on the financing of its acquisition of a majority stake in the Mergon Group.

  • Notable relationships with other financial sponsors include

    Apollo, Blackstone Group LLP, Bain Capital, Livingbridge, ECI Partners, Exponent, Hg Capital & others.