Mr Fergus Bolster > Matheson > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

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Partner in Corporate M&A Group


Fergus Bolster is a partner in the firm’s Corporate M&A Group, where he focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations (including corporate redomiciliation and demerger transactions), financing transactions, securities law and corporate governance matters.

Fergus has represented public and private corporations, institutional, private equity and venture investors, State bodies and investment banks, transacting in a variety of industries and sectors, including, in particular, technology, energy and media.  He has extensive experience advising US and other international clients on cross-border acquisitions of Irish companies, both public and private (hostile and recommended), migrations and capital markets transactions (undertaken domestically and by Irish companies listed on US and other foreign exchanges).

Fergus counsels corporate clients on a broad range of governance and business-related matters, including directors’ duties and responsibilities, disclosure obligations and compliance matters.  This advice is often provided to boards and individual directors in situations where the satisfaction of their fiduciary duties is subject to public scrutiny.

As a exponent of entrepreneurship, Fergus has also successfully guided numerous businesses from formation through growth and onto exit, assisting them on all aspects of their legal requirements, and he maintains a number of early stage and growth companies in his advisory portfolio.


University College Cork (BCL)

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Ireland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Matheson has been active in high-profile domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, and also has expertise in corporate redomiciliation migrations, inward investments and group restructurings. The team counts a number of multinationals (including leading global technology companies) among its clients, and is strong in the tech, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, energy, private equity and financial services sectors. The team’s International Business Group – which is led by the ‘standoutPat English – has also been involved in many major foreign direct investment projects in Ireland. Fergus Bolster focuses on large-scale M&A and corporate reorganisations; George Brady has acted on a number of high-profile recent acquisitions and private equity transactions; Tim Scanlon‘s client base includes numerous leading financial institutions; and Patrick Spicer specialises in advising international clients. Madeline McDonnell has extensive experience in public and private M&A; Brian McCloskey is particularly active in the food and beverage, consumer product and technology sectors; and senior associate Enda Garvey has notable private equity experience. The team was further strengthened by the additions of David Fitzgibbon and Susanne McMenamin, who joined from William Fry.

Ireland > Capital markets

Matheson‘s DCM team is noted for its international client base, including leading banks, asset managers and financial institutions. The team advises on securitisations (including auto loan securitisations); note, bond and euro medium-term note (EMTN) issuing programmes; and CLO transactions, among other matters. Turlough Galvin‘s expertise includes tax, securitisation and structured finance, while Christian Donagh specialises in advising on raising debt capital, newly promoted partner Richard Kelly has expertise in derivatives, and senior associate Andrew Gill has experience advising on asset-backed commercial paper programmes. The firm is also active in domestic ECM work, advising on significant IPOs of Irish companies, public takeovers, restructurings of public companies, and US listings and fundraisings for multinationals with Irish holding companies. Fergus Bolster has particular experience in the technology, pharmaceutical, energy and media sectors; George Brady regularly advises on listings on the Irish and international stock exchanges; and Madeline McDonnell specialises in public company M&A. New York-based Alan Keating  is also noted.