IPO and M&A Communications
Gordon MRM is often brought in to manage communications around specific transactions.
In 2018, Gordon MRM advised Adapt Pharma on media relations for one of the business stories of the year in Ireland - the acquisition of Adapt by US quoted Emergent Biosolutions in a deal worth up to $735 million for the five year old Irish company.
In 2017 the firm advised the Department of Finance in respect of the AIB IPO (the largest IPO in Europe that year). In the same year the firm advised Glenveagh Properties PLC on its IPO. In 2015 the firm advised Permanent TSB Group Holdings PLC on its IPO; the first by an Irish bank since the financial crisis.
The firm has also advised participants in a range of high profile M&A deals.
Examples from 2017 include the purchase of Ardmore Studies by Olcott Entertainment Ltd, the sale of the Irish Stock Exchange to Euronext and the MBO of IBI Corporate Finance from Bank of Ireland Group.
Earlier examples include the sale of Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, Topaz, to publicly quoted Canadian company Couche-Tard (and the acquisition of the Irish businesses of Esso by Topaz some two weeks earlier).
The Gordon MRM team also advised on the sale of Ireland’s largest life & pensions company, Irish Life, to publicly quoted Great-West LifeCo in 2012 and, earlier, on a series of major transactions which led to the creation of the Irish Life & Permanent Group.