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Matheson recently advised Mark Anthony Brands International (MABI)

KEY CONTACT(S): Brian McCloskey
PRACTICE AREA GROUP: Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions
DATE: 16.12.2019

Matheson recently advised Mark Anthony Brands International (MABI) on its acquisition of the remaining 60 per cent shareholding in Glendalough Distillery in Co Wicklow. This transaction is a huge milestone for Mark Anthony Brands, giving the company full control of the whiskey and gin making business, having acquired a 40 per cent stake in 2016.

Mark Anthony Brands International, a Canadian-owned alcoholic beverage group, established its presence in Ireland in 2014 and has focused on the development and distribution of major innovation projects since then. Glendalough is the first spirit acquisition for Mark Anthony Brands.

Mark Anthony Brands was advised by a team led by Corporate M&A Partner Brian McCloskey and Corporate M&A Senior Associate, Enda Garvey.

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

“The growth in Irish whiskey and gin sales over the last five to ten years, both in the domestic market and internationally, is very well documented.  At Matheson, we have been involved in a number of significant transactions involving various Irish whiskey brands over that period.  We were delighted to share that experience with Davin, Cillian and the rest of the MABI team and we look forward to working with them to help grow the Glendalough brand over the coming years.”

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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