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Expertise

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Matheson acts for lenders and borrowers on a wide range of transactions involving the provision of debt finance to Irish corporate and other borrowers.  We regularly work on syndicated and bilateral credit facilities involving many of Ireland’s largest corporate borrowers as well as a variety of State entities and sponsors and have extensive experience of working with Loan Market Association documents in relation to these transactions.  Matheson is also considered to be a market leading firm in relation to leveraged finance transactions of all kinds including in particular financing transactions involving private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions and similar transactions.

We understand that optimal outcomes for our clients in these transactions require expertise across other disciplines and we seek to leverage the expertise provided by our tax, property, corporate and regulatory teams in working to achieve the best solution for our clients.


Experience Highlights

Representative transactions include:

  • Advise lending syndicates and arrangers in respect of a large number of syndicated senior credit facilities to Irish corporates including many ISEQ 20 companies and other “large corporate” borrowers
  • Advise on provision of senior secured leveraged facilities for the purposes of management and leveraged buy-outs including listed company acquisitions
  • Advised on execution of receivables purchase facility for leading Irish food producer involving syndication of risk by debt acquiring bank
  • We advise borrowers on an ongoing basis in relation to the negotiation and execution of bilateral and syndicated credit facilities