The Irish Government has commissioned a report for December 2010 about its continuing investment as shareholder in a wide range of industries. Any consequent privatisation programme will generate economic activity of a variety which our team are very familiar with and experienced in.
We have worked on a number of significant State related transactions in Ireland. Our experience includes advising on full privatisation processes, divestments, hive-downs, spin outs, investments, joint ventures, acquisitions and demergers in the public-private context.
Our team has a solution driven approach to business, which combines commercial awareness with intellectual rigour, to consistently exceed client expectations. We understand the unique challenges of working with State entities and have played a leading role in the transformation of these organisations from public to private.
- Acted for the Irish Government on the retail
offer element of eircom’s 1999 IPO;
- Acted for Morgan Stanley, underwriter of the
proposed secondary offer of eircom in 2000;
- Acted for Providence Capital on the eircom
takeover in 2002;
- Act for eircom ESOP Trustee (eircom’s
second largest shareholder) since 2003 including:
- Restructuring and debt issue 2003;
- Second IPO 2004;
- Second take private 2006.