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IQ-EQ Group advised by Matheson on its acquisition of Davy’s fund management business

Matheson recently advised IQ-EQ Group, a leading global investor services provider, on its acquisition of Green Bay Acquisitions Limited, the holding company of Davy Global Fund Management (“DGFM”), the trading group for Davy’s fund management business in Ireland. The acquisition required Central Bank approval and was announced on 3 May 2022.

IQ-EQ Group were advised by a cross-departmental Matheson team led by Corporate M&A partners, Sandra Lord and Brian McCloskey, Financial Institutions partner Joe Beashel, Investment Funds partner, Donal O’Byrne, Corporate associates Una Donovan and Ciaran Moloney and solicitor Conor Browne.

IQ-EQ provide a comprehensive range of compliance, administration, asset and advisory services to fund managers, multinational companies, family offices and private clients operating worldwide. They have been active in Ireland for over 30 years, providing a full range of corporate administration and structured finance solutions from its offices in Dublin and Shannon, and launched a dedicated funds business in the Republic of Ireland in March 2021.

Sandra Lord, Matheson corporate partner commented: “We were delighted to advise IQ-EQ on what is a strategically important and exciting acquisition and to allow them to further develop their footprint in Ireland. We have recently advised on a number of transactions in the financial regulation space and only see this market continuing to expand both domestically and globally.”

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 30 partners, has unparalleled experience in complex and innovative domestic and international corporate transactions across all industry sectors.

For more information about our legal services, please contact a member of the Corporate team or your usual Matheson contact.


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