Peter Boyle

Mergers & Acquisitions

If you are merging, purchasing, or selling a business, Peter Boyle can advise and assist you complete the transaction seamlessly.

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We know how vital it is to make the right decision at every step of your Merger or Acquisition and provide a commercial legal approach to ensure you get the best solution or price without too much stress and downtime. Our end to end legal service includes everything you will need from a legal point of view. Our initial one-hour or two-hour consultation has been designed to allow us to ascertain your challenge, discover any pitfalls, and talk you through the road map to achieving a successful end to the project. We strive to take as much of the work off your hands, allowing you get on with the day job.

We have extensive legal and business knowledge of the following areas of Merger or Acquisition law:

  • Company mergers
  • Company acquisitions
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Shareholders agreements
  • Strategic investments
  • Equity capital markets
  • State privatisations
  • Company takeovers
  • Management buy-outs (MBOs)
  • Management buy-ins (MBIs)
  • Joint ventures (JVs)
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Commercial agreements


Mergers and Acquisitions in Ireland

All businesses have a life cycle. Mergers and acquisitions are a natural part of this cycle. This is especially true in Ireland, where the recession forced many companies to adapt, be it through mergers, acquisitions, or restructuring. This trend has continued into the current boom and has no sign of reducing in volume.

We carry out comprehensive due diligence for our clients, protecting our client’s position, and assets. All potential issues are identified as early as possible and resolved with a pragmatic approach.

Many Irish company mergers and acquisitions involve a cross-border element. They have their own set of legal complexities and challenges that need to be addressed and resolved, as well as the potential benefits such as possible tax relief.

Your Merger and acquisition solicitor and legal support team

We have developed a legal team with the necessary experience to efficiently and effectively complete the most complex Mergers and Acquisitions. We advise and represent corporate clients across a range of mergers and acquisitions.

Our corporate and commercial legal team advise on many other related legal areas such as: banking and finance, corporate restructuring and contracts and agreements. This is of great benefit to those going through a merger or acquisition, as we provide a full complement of services to meet your needs.

Our approach to Mergers and Acquisitions

When you instruct Peter Boyle, you can be confident in our ability to guide you through the relevant processes, ensuring compliance with all applicable Irish laws and regulatory requirements. At the same time, we focus on achieving a successful and timely outcome.

We know that when it comes to a merger or acquisition, a multi-disciplinary approach is needed. That is why we work in conjunction with you and your shareholders, directors, investment advisors, accountants, and tax advisors during each transaction.

We have experience acting for clients in transactions involving high net worth individuals, private limited companies, international and domestic companies, and financial institutions. If you would like to discuss your Merger or Acquisition challenge, please do talk to us.


What our clients say

I have referred a number of clients to Peter through the years and each one has been completely happy with the advice and service they have received. Peter is a top-class lawyer and he understands both the client's needs and the legal processes and is always able to find the right solution.

Paul Kennedy August 3, 2022

I instructed the firm in relation to a sale of a business. It was a relatively large transaction. The service provided by Peter & his colleagues was excellent. They had the technical and legal expertise to get the deal finalised efficiently. The firm kept me informed at all times, But they also appreciated that it was a challenge for the parties involved so they made a special effort to reassure me throughout the process particularly when the deal threw up a few spanners in the works. These issues some of which were potentially deal breakers were resolved to the satisfaction of all sides. Peter is very approachable and nothing is too much trouble. Peter is assisted in these types of matters by Ali whose technical and legal knowledge is second to none.

Fionna Fox June 13, 2023


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