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Matheson Advises STAR Capital on GSLS Acquisition

AUTHORs: Fergus Bolster, Brian McCloskey, George Brady Date: 05/04/2018

Matheson advised UK headquartered private equity fund STAR Capital Partners on its acquisition of Irish logistics business, GSLS, from its majority owner Carlyle Cardinal Ireland. GSLS provides business critical secure logistics services to Ireland’s largest banks, other financial institutions, and customers in the retail and hospitality sector across Ireland, with offices in Dublin and Limerick and employs more than 200 people.

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

“We are delighted to have had a cross departmental team work closely with the team at STAR in successfully closing this transaction.  It is another great example of Matheson's private equity expertise.  Since 2010, we have advised on more private equity buyouts than any other Irish law firm.”

With a wealth of experience across our five partner led offices worldwide and a dedicated 100 person Corporate Department, Matheson has some of the most experienced corporate lawyers in Ireland and were named Ireland M&A Legal Adviser of the Year at the 2017 Mergermarket European M&A Awards.  Excellence matters and Matheson’s Corporate Department, led by 20 partners, has unparalleled experience in complex and innovative domestic and international corporate transactions across all industry sectors.