ByrneWallace deal wins recognition at Finance Dublin awards



Gerry Beausang
Gerry Beausang

ByrneWallace advised a private equity fund on an investment which has been recognised as Ireland’s top deal in the loans & financing (SME) category at Finance Dublin’s Deal of the Year Awards.

Over 150 deals were nominated and 34 awards were handed out across five categories.

The ByrneWallace deal involved investment by MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland into Fastway Couriers, and marks the second consecutive year that the firm advised the top deal in that category.

Gerry Beausang, corporate partner at ByrneWallace, led the team advising on the transaction, which included banking & finance partner Lisa Cawley and senior associate Richard Doyle.

Mr Beausang said: “ByrneWallace has a long tradition advising some of Ireland’s leading institutional funders and private investors. We are delighted to have had this opportunity to work with MML and help support this significant investment which will help drive the continued growth of the Fastway network in Ireland and, in particular, contribute to the continued growth of Irish SME market.”

Neil McGowan, director and co-head of Investments at MML Growth Capital Partners, added: “We were delighted to work with Gerry and the team at ByrneWallace to successfully conclude this transaction. This was a complex deal involving several moving parts, and required legal expertise from various specialisms including corporate, banking, tax, employment and property.

“What impressed us most about ByrneWallace was how they were able to seamlessly pool their individual skills and expertise to deliver commercial advice in an integrated manner.”