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Corporate News December 2015

Davy Corporate Finance wins Mergermarket M&A Adviser Award 2015

Davy Corporate Finance [‘DCF’] is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of the prestigious ‘Financial Adviser of the Year – Ireland’ Award at the annual Mergermarket European M&A Awards.

Davy Corporate Finance has advised on a wide variety of deals in 2015, including:

  • Dragon Oil: financial adviser to the independent committee of the board during the takeover by its majority shareholder, Dubai-based Emirates National Oil Company Ltd (“ENOC”), at a value of €5.7n (£4bn). It was largest takeover of an Irish listed company during the year.

  • Landmark capital markets transactions:

  • - CRH's €1.6bn placing to fund its acquisition of Lafarge-Holcim assets

    - DCC's £197m placing to fund its acquisition of Butagaz

    - Malin Corporation €330m IPO

    - Hostelworld Group €175m IPO

  • Dalata Hotel Group: advised on its transformational reverse takeover of the Moran Bewley’s Hotel Group for an enterprise value of €455m, cementing its position as the largest hotel operator in Ireland.

  • Carrolls Cuisine sale to Cardinal Carlisle.

Winners are decided using both M&A transaction data from Mergermarket deals database and independent expert opinion from a panel of leading European M&A practitioners.

Ivan Murphy, Managing Director of Davy Corporate Finance, commented:

“Davy Corporate Finance is delighted to have received this prestigious award. This is the third time in the past four years that Davy Corporate Finance has been identified as the leading financial adviser in Ireland, a testament to the consistently high-quality advice that we seek to offer our clients on every transaction. The past year has seen increased corporate activity as the economic recovery in Ireland continues, and we look forward to guiding our clients through further transformational deals in the months and years ahead.”

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