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Matheson advises on $8.5 billion Warner Chilcott acquisition

AUTHOR(S): Fergus Bolster, George Brady, Pat English, Shane Hogan, Patrick Spicer, John Ryan
PRACTICE AREA GROUP: Corporate, International Business, Tax
DATE: 10.10.2013

Matheson advised the US pharmaceutical firm Actavis on its $8.5 billion acquisition of Dublin-based Warner Chilcott, which completed on 1 October 2013. The Matheson team was led by Patrick Spicer, George Brady, Pat English and Fergus Bolster with tax advice from John Ryan and Shane Hogan.

This is the latest in a number of high-profile multi-billion dollar transactions that Matheson has advised on.

Matheson advised Royalty Pharma on its $6.5 billion bid for Elan Corporation plc, the Irish biotechnology company.

In February of this year, Matheson advised on the sale of the country's biggest life and pensions provider Irish Life to Canada Life parent, Great-West Lifeco. The firm advised Ireland's Minister for Finance on the €1.3 billion sale, which has been described as a "historic transaction."

In addition, the firm advised Eaton Corporation plc on its $11.8 billion acquisition of Cooper Industries. This was the largest single M&A transaction in Ireland during 2012 and was named 'Most Innovative Deal of the Year' at the Finance Dublin 2013 Awards.

Matheson is the law firm of choice for international companies and financial institutions doing business in and through Ireland.

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