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Ireland's M&A market proved to be resilient with a growth in deals volume compared to falls in Europe and the rest of the world, new analysis from William Fry shows. The firm has issued its annual report on Irish M&A activity in 2023, which records a total of 334 qualifying deals, an increas

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Tughans has been ranked as Northern Ireland's most prolific M&A adviser for the ninth year in a row. The Belfast-based law firm advised on 50 of the 263 transactions recorded in 2023, according to the latest Experian M&A report.

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Flynn O'Driscoll LLP has again been ranked as Ireland's most prolific M&A adviser, advising last year on the highest number of deals in Ireland's busiest year of M&A activity on record. Ireland bucked a global trend for declining deal activity with a total of 789 deals in 2023, marginally mo

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International law firm Simmons & Simmons has celebrated a strong year of Irish M&A deals after advising on some of the highest-profile transactions of the year. The firm this year advised on Waystone's acquisition of Link Finance, TMF Group’s acquisition of Goodbody Asset Management, D

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Tughans has ranked as the top legal adviser in the latest Experian United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland M&A Review. The firm advised on a total of 27 deals in 2023, with Carson McDowell taking second place with 25. Davidson McDonnell Solicitors placed third with 18 and A&L Goodbo

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Arthur Cox is the top legal adviser in the latest Experian United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland M&A Review. The YTD 2023 report details that the firm advised on 41 deals. A&L Goodbody followed in second place with 40 deals; Matheson took third place with 38; Philip Lee Solicitors

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Small- and medium-sized transactions dominated both the Irish and UK M&A markets in the first half of the year as rising financing costs discouraged larger deals, according to a new report from Philip Lee. Philip Lee has published the fifth edition of its cross-border deal insight guide, produce

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Arthur Cox is the highest-ranked legal adviser in Ireland for M&A by both deal count and value for the first half of 2023. The firm advised on 24 transactions, valued at $2,831 million. Cian McCourt, partner and head of corporate and M&A group said: “Though there was a cautious start t

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International law firm Simmons & Simmons has acted as lead counsel on Irish deals valued at over €1 billion in 2023 so far. The firm has advised on a number of high-profile Irish deals across its core sectors of asset management and funds, healthcare and life sciences, and technology, media

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Flynn O'Driscoll LLP advised on more M&A deals last year than any other Irish law firm, according to a new report. The latest report from Experian’s M&A monitor division, MarketIQ, reveals that the business law firm advised on 90 of the 766 transactions which took place in the busiest

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Belfast-based Tughans LLP has been named Northern Ireland's most active corporate law firm for an eighth year in a row. Tughans advised on 79 of the 267 transactions which took place last year, according to the Experian MarketIQ M&A review.

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Arthur Cox and A&L Goodbody (ALG) were Ireland's top M&A advisers last year by deal value and count respectively. According to Mergermarket, Arthur Cox advised on 39 deals worth €14.4 billion in 2022 while ALG advised on 43 deals worth €9.1 billion.

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Matheson LLP has again been ranked as the number one Irish legal advisor for corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by deal count. The report for the first three quarters of 2022, by Mergermarket, shows that Matheson acted on 29 transactions in the period, more than any other law firm in

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Irish businesses in the healthcare and life sciences sector are likely to continue using mergers and acquisitions to drive growth in the challenging post-pandemic period, research by international law firm Simmons & Simmons suggests. A survey conducted by Censuswide on behalf of the firm asked n

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