Mergers & Acquisitions

'efficient, proactive and pragmatic' Chambers Europe (2021)

these guys rank as outstanding in my book”  – The Legal 500 (2020)

Ronan Daly Jermyn is a leading Irish firm for M&A with a particular strength in technology and healthcare transactions.

We work closely with the firm’s Tax department to provide integrated legal and tax advice on transactions, and our ability to draw on the expertise of specialist units within the Firm such as Competition and EU, Environmental and Planning, Commercial Property and Employment enables us to provide a “one-stop shop” legal service for your transaction.

Our expertise includes:

  • Management buy-outs
  • Private company disposals (including ‘vendor managed’ sale processes)
  • Private company acquisitions
  • Group restructuring and re-organisations
  • Joint ventures
  • Cross-border mergers
  • Private equity and venture capital transactions

  • Advised in respect of the sale of Cork-based Inhance Technology to data erasure and mobile device diagnostics firm, Blancco Technology Group in a multimillion-euro deal.
  • Advised BDA Logistics Innovation on its acquisition by leading European service logistics specialist, Carousel Logistics. The deal brings together Carousel’s industry-leading technology capabilities and BDA’s robust flight infrastructure.
  • Advised Cork life sciences company, Enterprise Systems Partners (ESP) on its acquisition by consulting giant Accenture.
  • Advised Classic Drinks on its acquisition by food service distributor, Pallas Foods.
  • Advised City Life on its acquisition by financial consultancy and private wealth manager, Invesco Ltd.
  • Advised Cross Rental and Hire Services on its acquisition by Lonsdale Capital Partners, a UK based private equity house and subsequent rollover investment.
  • Advised Corporate Travel Management (CTM), Ireland’s leading independent travel management company, on its merger with US Multinational travel management company, FROSCH to form FROSCH CTM.
  • Advised Landmark Media group on the acquisition by The Irish Times of all of the publishing and media interests of the group, including the Irish Examiner newspaper. 
  • Advised GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), a leading global cloud networking provider, on all Irish elements of the acquisition financing of Interoute, operator of one of Europe’s largest independent fibre networks.
  • Advised the original management of Irish IT business Client Solutions in a management buyout from US multinational Tech Data.
  • Advised CupPrint on its acquisition by Finnish food and drink packaging giant Huhtamaki (HUH1V:Helsinki)
  • Advised SensL Technologies on its acquisition by ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON).
  • Advised Agilent Technologies, a public research, development and manufacturing company headquartered in California, on its acquisition of Luxcel Biosciences Limited.
  • Advised the shareholders of Voxpro Limited on matters related to the sale of the company to Telus.
  • Advised MPSTOR, a leading developer of storage and cloud management software products in its acquisition by Sanmina Corporation, a NADAQ-listed tech company.
  • Advised InfiniLED, a spin-out from the Tyndall National Institute Cork, in relation to the sale of its business to US virtual reality company Oculus VR LLC (a subsidiary of Facebook Inc.).
  • Advised Cork-based tech start-up Trustev in its sale to consumer credit-rating company TransUnion for $44 million.
  • Advised Barricade, a Cork-based cybersecurity start-up on its acquisition by Sophos Limited, a security software and hardware company.
  • Advised Excelsys Technologies Limited on a shareholder buyout transaction which was backed by a secured loan facility from BlueBay Asset Management.
  • Advised Bon Secours Health System on its acquisition of Barringtons Hospital in Limerick.
  • Acted for Kernel Capital in relation to the sale of Amartus' SDN software technology to Huaweii.
  • Advised Bon Secours Health System on its joint venture with University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC) to open Cork’s first private radiotherapy centre.
  • "Responsive, thorough and have a good understanding of our business" – Chambers Europe (2021)
  • Gillian Keating is described by clients as "very agile and creative";  "She has a clear view and steers the negotiations well." –  Chambers Europe (2021)
  • Gillian Keating has been at the Laya Healthcare table providing advice for all the key legal decision points within the business for the past 10 years… Laya Healthcare could not speak more positively about Gillian’s input into the business.” Dónal Clancy, MD, Laya Healthcar
  • “Honestly one of the most professional lawyers I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with - his advice, attention to detail and just generally dealing with all the nuances of the deal we sought to complete was exemplary” Barbara McGrath, Managing Director, Brightwater Group
  • RDJ were a fantastic partner on the sale. Their team of lawyers led by Gillian Keating and Sean O’Reilly gave us the confidence to keep moving forward with the transaction knowing we were getting excellent legal advice with a real commercial focus. They understood our business and the strategic importance of the deal”Bryan Campbell,  CEO, SensL Technologies
  • "Instrumental in guiding the company through various storms and through a recent acquisition process. The support and advice (not just legal) was invaluable to the company”Joe O'Keeffe on sale of InfiniLED to Occulus VR
  • “Without Gillian Keating this deal would never have happened, an incredible lawyer and I couldn't recommend her and RDJ highly enough” – Pat Phelan on the recent sale of Trustev to consumer credit-rating company TransUnion.
  • "We are delighted with the service and support that we receive from RDJ” – Noel O'Hanlon, Founder & Group CEO, Genesis Automation
  • " Instrumental from the very beginning in getting this deal completed and over the line. Portraying the utmost professionalism at all times and available to discuss matters morning, noon and night, Monday to Sunday." – Billy Down, Crossbarry Retail Limited
  • “These guys rank as outstanding in my book”  – The Legal 500 (2020)
  • “Gillian Keating and her team handled our recent transaction with aplomb, and had a proactive, commercial approach” – The Legal 500 (2020)
  • "talented solicitors at the top of their game” – Chambers Europe


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