About M&A

Although Irish M&A activity was affected by the financial crash, the past number of years has seen a significant increase in M&A activity. In addition, Ireland’s growth as a tech hub, anchored on the ongoing success of international tech giants such as Google and Facebook in Ireland, has seen a proliferation of indigenous Irish technology companies. It is also anticipated that there will be an increase in M&A activity focused on these companies, with international investors, and technology companies, looking to invest in the Irish technology sector.

Interestingly, most Irish M&A deals are being now driven by non-Irish acquirers. It is also clear however that the dynamics of an M&A deal in the new economic reality will be quite different from those which applied pre-crisis. With bank debt harder to the source, buyers and investors, when investing their own funds, must identify and realise real value on each investment. Valuations, and attitudes to risk have fundamentally changed. This new reality has resulted in deals typically taking longer to “get going”, with acquirers now conducting meaningful due diligence exercises on each target before engaging.

Our Services


Our M&A team has extensive experience advising Irish and international clients on significant domestic and cross border corporate transactions.

We pride ourselves on our efficiency, and our ability to deliver practical focused advice to our clients on:

  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Shareholders’ agreements and joint ventures
  • Partnerships and acquisition finance arrangements
  • Strategic investments
  • Reorganisations
  • Migrations
  • Restructurings
  • Corporate governance and ongoing obligations
  • Equity capital markets
  • Company law

Our Experience

As part of the International network of professional service firms IR Global, we are particularly well placed to advise our international clients on both the optimum acquisition finance structures for their investments and arrangements in Ireland and on the actual execution of those investments.

Our Clients

Our team has advised domestic and international corporates, investment banks, venture capital and private equity providers on domestic and cross border mergers & acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures and equity arrangements.

We act for major private equity funds and we regularly advise on all the elements of acquisition finance, fund formation and tax issues which arise with many private equity and venture capital arrangements. We regularly advise our international clients doing business in Ireland, particularly on their inward investment and FDI projects.

Your Contacts

Dominic Conlon

Partner, Head of Corporate

TEL: +353 1 639 3000

DDI: +353 1 232 1075

Email: ireland@ogier.com

Edon Byrnes



TEL: +353 1 639 3000

Email: ireland@ogier.com