Deals roundup

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Amgen completes $28bn acquisition of Horizon Therapeutics

Amgen Inc. has completed its $27.5 billion acquisition of Dublin-based global biotechnology company Horizon Therapeutics plc in one of the largest transactions of the year.

Matheson advised Horizon on the transaction, while William Fry previously worked with US law firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP to advise Amgen.

With its focus on the research development and commercialisation of medicines for rare, autoimmune and severe inflammatory diseases, Horizon’s acquisition by Amgen will further accelerate the impact of Horizon’s medicines globally and reinforce the continued long-term growth of the firm.

The Matheson team advising Horizon on the completion of the deal was led by corporate M&A partners David Fitzgibbon and David Jones, based in Dublin and New York respectively.

They were supported by corporate M&A senior associates Susan Carroll Chrysostomou and Thomas Burke, corporate M&A associates Leo Collins and Megan Gantly, alongside litigation partner Brendan Colgan and senior associate Kathryn Rice, and London-based finance partner Finnbahr Boyle and Cork-based finance senior associate Sherilyn Deane.

We reported in December that the William Fry team advising on the transaction included corporate partners Myra Garrett and Mark Talbot and corporate senior associate Fiachra Cork, banking partners Jason Hollis and Ciaran Herlihy, employment partner Maura Roe, tax partners Sonya Manzor and Rachel Fox, restructuring partner Ruairi Rynn and antitrust partner Cormac Little.

Greencore sells vegetable oils subsidiary to KTC Edibles

Greencore Group has sold its wholly-owned subsidiary Trilby Trading Ltd to KTC Edibles Ltd, a majority-owned subsidiary of funds managed by Endless LLP.

Arthur Cox LLP advised Greencore on the transaction, while Eversheds Sutherland advised KTC.

Trilby Trading is one of Ireland’s leading importers and distributors of vegetable oils and fats for the food processing industry.

The Arthur Cox team was led by corporate and M&A partners Stephen Ranalow and Patrick Munnelly.

It also included corporate and M&A lawyer Amy Murphy, competition and regulated markets lawyers Patrick Horan and Sarah Gallagher, tax lawyers Orlaith Kane and Simona Prielaidaite, real estate lawyers Gillian Beechinor and Holly Fleming, environmental and planning lawyers Jacinta Conway and Rachel O’Callaghan, pensions lawyers Sarah McCague and Daniel Watters, employment lawyers Rachel Barry and Colin Rooney, and technology and innovation lawyers Aoife Mac Ardle and Rory Curtis.

The Eversheds Sutherland team was led by corporate partner Richard Kyle, supported by corporate lawyers Hannah Kaye, Maria O’Brien and Conor Bell, tax lawyers Robert Dever and Laura Ellen Ford, regulatory lawyers Julia Woodward-Carlton, Sean Ryan, Pawel Chmiel and Kasturi Moodaliyar, pensions lawyer David McKeating, real estate lawyer Ann Kirwan, and banking lawyers Ben Tumelty and Zoe Hyde.

DataSolutions bought by Climb Global Solutions in €15m deal

Irish IT and security solutions distributor DataSolutions Distribution has been acquired by Nasdaq-listed Climb Global Solutions in a €15.4 million deal.

Taylor Wessing advised DataSolutions on the transaction while Fieldfisher advised Climb.

DataSolutions is an Ireland-based, specialist IT distributor serving the Irish and UK reseller markets. Its offering includes solutions across the areas of hybrid multi-cloud, cyber security, digital workspace and networking.

For the fiscal year ending 31 March 2023, DataSolutions reported adjusted EBITDA of around €3.2 million, a double-digit increase from the prior fiscal year.

The Taylor Wessing team was led by partner Paddy Quinlan and associate Kevin Keenan.

The Fieldfisher team was led by partner Feilim O’Caoimh and senior associate Jamie Woodcock.

OBMG Limited acquired by Salute Mission Critical

Irish-based mechanical and electrical design engineering consultancy OBMG Ltd has been acquired by Salute Mission Critical, a global provider of data centre services.

BHSM LLP advised the shareholders of OBMG Limited on the share sale.

Founded in 2005, Athlone-based OBMG Ltd deals in the areas of mechanical and electrical design engineering consultancy, providing mission critical commissioning agents, commissioning managers and QAQC Services.

The BHSM team was made up of Joe McVeigh, Sinéad Mannion and Nadine Cannon.

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