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Matheson Advises NTMA on the Acquisition of the Green Isle and Donegal Catch Food Businesses

KEY CONTACT(S): Brian McCloskey
PRACTICE AREA GROUP: Mergers and Acquisitions
DATE: 15.03.2019

Matheson recently advised the National Treasury Management Agency (as controller and manager of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF)) on the acquisition by Blue Giant Limited of the Green Isle and Donegal Catch food businesses, alongside investors which include Maurice Hickey and Ray Coyle, former executives of Largo Foods. ISIF is the single biggest investor in the group which acquired the two food businesses from the 2 Sisters Food Group, one of the largest food manufacturing businesses in the UK.

Brian McCloskey, Corporate M&A Partner at Matheson said:

“Matheson has a strong track record of advising on M&A transactions in the food and beverage sector.  The manufacture of food and drink products is Ireland's most important indigenous industry with a turnover of more than €27 billion.  We are delighted to have advised ISIF and we look forward to seeing the brands develop both in Ireland and overseas in the years ahead.”

With a wealth of experience across our six partner led offices worldwide and a dedicated 100 person Corporate Department, Matheson has some of the most experienced corporate lawyers in Ireland.  Excellence matters and Matheson’s Corporate Department, led by 21 partners, has unparalleled experience in complex and innovative domestic and international corporate transactions across all industry sectors.

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