Brendan advises clients on a wide range of corporate matters with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, alternative capital investment strategies and joint-ventures.

Brendan has significant expertise acting for both for institutional and private equity investors as well as for local real estate developers on joint venture transactions aimed at the investment in and development of Irish real estate. Brendan also has deep experience acting in relation to large scale loan sale transactions, both on the vendor and purchaser side.

Having previously worked in the firm’s Finance group, Brendan is also in a position to leverage his experience in advising both lenders and borrowers in corporate and property finance transactions.

Key highlights include advising:

  • Primary Health Properties, on its acquisition of a portfolio of Irish primary care centre assets through the purchase of the underlying corporate structure.
  • Marlet Property Group in relation to co-investment structures with its private equity partner M&G Group and related strategic matters.
  • The Sisk Group in relation to:
    1. its participation in the first bundle of social housing in Ireland to be delivered using a public private partnership; and
    2. its acquisition of light gauge steel manufacturing company, Vision Built, from examinership.
  • NTMA/ISIF on:
    1. its joint venture investment in connection with the proposed development of a new film studio in Greystones, County Wicklow;
    2. its investment into the Beechbrook SME Fund;
    3. its investment into the Pearl Residential Equity Fund; and
    4. its investment in a commercial real estate lending platform managed by Quadrant Real Estate.
  • Ardstone Homes on the creation of an Irish real estate development fund with investors managed by CBRE GIP for the creation of a fund targeted at the PRS sector.
  • Magnetar Capital in relation to its investment in an Irish based intellectual property joint venture.
  • Bartra Capital on the establishment of its Irish joint venture fund with Henley Investments for the acquisition commercial real estate investment assets, and on its joint venture with the ISIF in relation to its co-living platform.
  • Oaktree Capital in relation to its strategic investment in the Cannon Kirk Group, a real estate development company.
  • The MAC Group in relation to its joint venture investment with Skystone LLC for the creation of a modular building enterprise.
  • Fulfil Holdings Limited in relation to various rounds of equity raises from AIB Development Capital and the Hershey Group.
  • Arrow Global in relation to its acquisition of the Project Connacht and Project Padstow loan portfolios, as well as its investment into the iLiv Group.
  • Centerbridge on establishing an Irish real estate development joint venture and the subsequent disposal of the business.
  • Cantor Fitzgerald Europe on all issues connected to with a lending co-investment by its clients in Mainstream Renewable Power.
  • Decalia Asset Management on the implementation of a co-lending platform with Lotus Investments targeted at the Irish residential property development market.
  • Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch on its successful bids on several high profile loan sale transactions.
  • NAMA in relation to the corporate aspects of some of its largest loan sale transactions, Project Jewel and Project Tolka.
  • Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. (as part of the McCann FitzGerald team) in relation to its €3.4 billion IPO in June 2017 and its admission to the main markets of the Irish and London Stock Exchanges (premium listing).