Private Equity: Experience

General Private Equity

  • Permira on various Irish acquisitions including Creganna,, Arysta LifeSciences and the Green Isle Group.
  • Spectrum Equity Management on its acquisition of an undisclosed stake in Digital Marketing Institute.
  • Hg Capital on the sale of a majority stake in Invis Energy to Sojitz Corporation, Mitsuibishi UFJ Lease and Finance and Kansai Electric Power.
  • Volpi Capital on its €90m equity investment in Version1.
  • Bertram Capital Management on the acquisition of the Anord Group of companies.
  • CPPIB on its proposed €830m acquisition of Shell's interest in the Corrib Gas Field.
  • Alchemy Partners on the sale of Noonan Services Group to Bidvest Group.
  • Battery Ventures on its investment in Learnosity Holdings.
  • InfraVia Capital Partners on its acquisition of the telecoms infrastructure business of Coillte.
  • Highland Capital Partners on its acquisition of a majority stake in Advanced Manufacturing Control Systems
  • Warburg Pincus on its €630m secondary buyout of Clondalkin Group from Candover.
  • FL Partners on its €244m acquisition of The Racing Post.
  • Fintrax on its disposal to the company’s management team and Exponent Private Equity
  • CapVest Equity Partners on the acquisition of the Mater Private Hospital from the management team of Mater Private
  • Cardinal Carlyle on its acquisition of Sam McCauley Chemists and on the investment in AA Ireland.
  • InfraVia Capital Partners on its acquisition of the telecoms infrastructure business of Coillte.
  • Lily O'Brien's Chocolates' vendor on the sale to Carlyle Cardinal Ireland's first private equity deal in Ireland.
  • Fountain Healthcare on a number of acquisitions.


  • Clients include: Fortress, Alcentra, Apollo, Carlyle, Babson, ICG, M&G Prudential, Oaktree Capital Partners, Warburg Pincus, Bain Capital, Thomas H. Lee, Kelso Partners and Key Capital.
  • Set up of sophisticated structures for US private equity funds to enable them to receive income from portfolio companies free of US withholding tax.
  • SVG Capital & Key Capital on the establishment of funds to invest in underlying private equity funds.
  • General corporate advice to UK and US private equity funds in respect of platforms for investing and trading in various asset classes. 
  • Fountain Healthcare Partners Limited on the establishment of Fountain Healthcare Partners Fund I, L.P., a significant venture capital fund established to invest in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors.
  • A number of large US and UK private equity firms on tax work for hybrid structures and the set up of private foundations.
  • A US$560m aircraft securitisation transaction by ACS Aircraft Finance Ireland arranged by Fortress Investments.