21 May 2021

McCann FitzGerald advises on 18 Finance Dublin ‘Deals of the Year Awards 2021’

McCann FitzGerald has been recognised for its role in 18 of this year's award-winning deals in "Deals of the Year 2021" published by Finance Dublin.

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Picture (L – R): Garreth O’Brien (Partner, Corporate), Adrian Farrell (Partner, Finance), Eleanor MacDonagh (Head of Financial Services 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 Group Leader, Finance). Please note this group shot was taken pre-COVID-19.

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Merger: Flutter Entertainment plc merger with The Stars Group
  • Acquisition: Allergan plc acquisition by AbbVie Inc.
  • Acquisition, Public Equity: The acquisition of Applegreen by a consortium
  • Acquisition, Private Equity: Openet acquisition by AmDocs
  • Acquisition, SME: Dubray Books by Eason

Debt Capital Markets

  • Refinancing Programme: Ardagh Packaging Finance plc 2021 Notes programmes
  • Corporate Bond Issuance: IRES’s inaugural c.€200m equivalent private placement
  • Public Capital: daa finance plc Syndicated Lending

Loans & Financing, & Private Equity

  • Funding, Sustainable Finance: ESB - RCF
  • Refinancing-Ireland: Uniphar
  • Development: Re-financing of Cosgrave Property Group by Castlehaven & Relm
  • Private Equity Fundraising: Life Sciences - Avectas Limited

Financial Services Ireland & International Financial Services – Ireland

  • Irish insurance market: Acquisition of majority stake in AA Ireland from Carlyle/Cardinal Capital
  • Private Equity, Funds Industry: Equity investment in Centaur
  • Acquisition, Irish IFS: Irish Life’s sale of Irish Progressive Services International (IPSI) to FNZ 

International Financial Services - Aviation Finance

  • Lessor Funding: Aercap’s $1.2bn bond, and $1.4bn Liability Management Exercise
  • Irish Scheme of Arrangement: Nordic Aviation Capital DAC
  • Issuance: Ryanair Holdings plc financing 2020: €400 million equity raise, CCFF & bond issuance