Brian McCloskey



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Brian is a partner in the Corporate Department at Matheson where he focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters.

Brian has spent more than ten years advising international companies, in both the UK and Ireland, on corporate law matters including public and private company M&A, private equity transactions, equity fundraisings, reorganisations, joint ventures, refinancings and general commercial matters.

Having previously worked in a large international law firm in London, Brian has particular expertise in cross-border M&A and private equity. Brian has experience across a range of sectors acting for both buyers and sellers.

Brian also counsels corporate clients on a broad range of governance and business-related issues, including directors' duties and responsibilities and general compliance matters.

Experience Highlights

Brian has advised:

  • Abtran on the investment by Carlyle Cardinal Ireland
  • Zayo Group on the acquisition of Viatel Infrastructure Europe
  • Sedgwick Claims Management on the acquisition of OSG Group
  • Saint-Gobain on the sale of the JP Corry business building merchant business in Republic of Ireland
  • Molex Ireland on the acquisition of ProTek Medical Limited
  • eCurrency on successive funding rounds
  • Koch Minerals on the acquisition of EFT Control Systems Limited
  • SES-imagotag on the acquisition of Markethub
  • Rutland Partners on the acquisition of Pizza Hut’s dine in restaurant business
  • Inflexion Private Equity on the acquisition of Cablecom Network Limited

Brian McCloskey is named a ‘Rising Star’
IFLR1000 2020

Brian McCloskey is named a next generation lawyer.
European Legal 500 2019

"Brian did an excellent job of navigating us through the basics of Irish M&A. His understanding of key deal terms, as well as his ability to win key negotiating points was very valuable to us."
Chambers Europe 2018

"Brian was very good at managing our expectations and helping us understand the landscape."
Chambers Europe 2018

Brian McCloskey is named a next generation lawyer.
European Legal 500 2018

Brian McCloskey is named a Rising Star
IFLR1000 2018

Brian McCloskey is named a next generation lawyer.
European Legal 500 2017


Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland (admitted 2007)
University College Dublin, BCL
University of Melbourne, Australia

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