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Matheson Wins Eight Awards in Finance Dublin’s Deals of the Year 2016

AUTHOR(S): Michael Jackson, Tara Doyle, Turlough Galvin, Tim Scanlon
PRACTICE AREA GROUP: Asset Management and Investment Funds, Aviation Finance, Banking and Financial Services, Corporate, Media and Entertainment, Mergers and Acquisitions, Structured Finance and Derivatives, Tax
DATE: 21.04.2016

  • Matheson has won eight Deals of the Year 2016, awarded by Finance Dublin 
  • Five of Matheson’s eight awards relate to international corporate and financial services sector deals, and three relate to Irish financial services sector deals with an international profile, reflecting Matheson’s position as the law firm of choice for internationally focused companies and financial institutions doing business in and from Ireland
  • Three of Matheson’s awards relate to significant M&A transactions

Major International Deals

Matheson’s wins arise from its work on major deals in the international and domestic financial services sector and the international and domestic corporate sector. 

A broad cross-section of Matheson’s practice areas, including Mergers and Acquisitions, Asset Management and Investment Funds together with Aviation Finance, have been recognised by Finance Dublin’s Deals of the Year 2016 Awards.

Michael Jackson, Managing Partner, Matheson, said:

“These awards are further testimony to our firm's outstanding capabilities in international corporate and financial services transactions. The experience our lawyers have gained over many decades in serving the Irish legal needs of internationally focused companies and financial institutions doing business in and from Ireland allows Matheson to support and advise our clients on their most innovative, strategic and market leading deals. 

The accolades particularly highlight Matheson’s credentials in the M&A sector, a sector in which activity in Ireland reached a seven-year high last year. I congratulate my colleagues across our four international offices for their outstanding and innovative work on these award-winning deals and I thank our clients for choosing Matheson to support them on these transactions.” 

The winning deals in relation to which Matheson advised and the respective categories are:

Mergers & Acquisitions
IAG’s acquisition of Aer Lingus
Medtronic plc, Reverse Merger and Redomiciliation 
9 Story Media Group’s acquisition of Brown Bag Films 

Financial Services (International)
ICAV: BMO UCITS ETF ICAV 

Financial Services Ireland
Banking: AIB Capital Reorganisation Programme

Debt Capital Markets
Aviation ABS: Element ECAF 1
RMBS: Dilosk RBS No 1 Limited 

Loans & Financing
Hybrid Factoring/Securitisation: Liffey Meats

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