Aidan specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and equity capital markets transactions and on corporate advisory work. Aidan has experience advising on domestic and cross border transactions in a number of industries including the pharma/healthcare, tech, financial services, agri-food and drink, waste management, energy, logistics and betting and gaming sectors. Aidan has advised on some of the largest and most high profile M&A and equity capital markets transactions in Irish corporate history. 


Key highlights include advising:

  • Standard Chartered/Pembroke Group on its US$3.6bn disposal of the Standard Chartered Pembroke aircraft leasing platform to AviLease.
  • MCR Group on its private equity investment by Freshstream.
  • Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. on:
      1. its acquisition of a €6.5 billion performing tracker mortgage portfolio from Ulster Bank
      2. its acquisition of Ulster Bank’s €4.2 billion corporate and commercial banking division
      3. a number of directed share buybacks
      4. on the establishment by scheme of arrangement of AIB Group plc as the new holding company of the AIB group
      5. its €3.4bn Dublin and London IPO.
  • Finance Ireland on its private equity investment by PIMCO and M&G.
  • Beauparc Utilities, Ireland’s largest waste management company, on its private equity sale to Macquarie Infrastructure and on its acquisition of New Earth Solutions.
  • Prodieco Advanced Engineering Solutions on its private equity sale to Agilitas.
  • Ballytherm on its sale to Unilin/Mohawk-owned Xtratherm.
  • Lucey Transport Logistics on its sale to DFDS A/S.
  • Grant Thornton on its acquisition of a majority stake in regtech company Valid8Me.
  • C&C Group plc on the sale of its Tipperary Water Cooler business to Waterlogic.
  • Enva Environmental/Exponent on its acquisition of Rilta and ClearCircle Environmental Group.
  • Lakeland Dairies on its merger with LacPatrick Co-op and on its acquisition of Fane Valley’s dairy business.
  • North Cork Dairy Co-op on its mergers with Feale Bridges and Newtownsandes dairy co-ops.
  • Fattal Hotels on its acquisition, with Pandox AG, of the Jurys Inn Group.
  • Aurivo on its acquisition of My Goodness Shakes.
  • Ervia/Bord Gais on its €1.1 billion privatisation and consortium sale to Brookfield, Centrica and ICON Infrastructure.
  • Ladbrokes plc on its acquisition of Betdaq betting exchange and Chronicle Bookmakers.
  • Issuers and underwriting banks on IPOs and capital raisings for AIB, Aer Lingus, Smurfit Kappa, Greencore Group, Hibernia REIT, IRES REIT, Hostelworld, Aminex, PetroNeft Resources and IFG Group.