5 June 2019

McCann FitzGerald advises on ‘Deals of the Year 2019’

McCann FitzGerald has been recognised for our role in 17 of this year's award-winning deals in "Deals of the Year 2019" published by Finance Dublin.

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Picture (L – R): Garreth O’Brien (Partner, Corporate), Adrian Farrell (Partner, Finance), Eleanor MacDonagh (Consultant, Tax), Mark White (Partner, Investment Funds), Hilary Marren (Partner, Aviation Finance), Stuart McCarron (Partner, Finance), Niall Powderly (Partner, Finance), Lisa Smyth (Partner, Restructuring & Insolvency), Darragh Murphy (Partner, Finance), Emily Mac Nicholas (Partner, Real Estate), Conor O’Dwyer (Partner, Corporate) and Fergus Gillen (Partner, Finance).

The award-winning deals the firm advised on are listed below:


  • Acquisition, Public Markets: Total Produce plc acquisition of 45% of Dole.
  • Private Equity: Funding & Acquisition of Netwatch.
  • M&A Deal of the Year: NJJ acquisition of 66% of eir.
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • Equity Capital Markets Deal of the Year: Applegreen PLC Reverse takeover  
  • Most Innovative Equity Capital Markets Deal: IPL Plastics Limited   

Debt Capital Markets

  • Venture Capital: Nuritas debt financing..
  • Public Sector: NTMA Inaugural Green Bond. 
  • Innovative Securitsiation: C&C Group plc Securitisation Transaction

Loans & Financing

  • Funded Acquisition: Uniphar Acquisition of Sisk Healthcare 
  • RCF: Musgrave, Refinancing syndicate RCF facilities.  Not nominated by MF. Niall Powderly acted for the syndicate lenders
  • Mid market Funding: Centric Healthcare; for acquisition and expansion
  • Property Finance: Urbeo Residential Fund ICAV 
  • Private Equity: InfraVia Capital Partners acquisition of the Mater Private Group. 
  • Financial Services
  • Credit Securitisation: Elm Corporate Credit Fund; DunPort Capital Management DAC 

Financial Services - Aviation Finance  

  • M&A Aviation Finance: ORIX Acquisition of 30% Stake in Avolon
  • Joint Venture Platform: Airborne Capital.
  • Administration: The Administration of Alitalia.