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70 SIR JOHN ROGERSON'S QUAY, DUBLIN 2, IRELAND
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Work +353 1 232 2000
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Fergus Bolster

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Work +353 1 232 2454
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Matheson

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Partner in Corporate M&A Group

Position

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.

Education

University College Cork (BCL)


Ireland

Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Matheson's 'innovative and commercially focused' DCM team specialises in acting as Irish counsel to international clients; it advised a number of US managers on their debut European collateralised loan obligation (CLO) transactions. In a recent highlight, Christian Donagh acted as Irish counsel to a multinational investment bank as arranger of the high-value issuance of nine tranches of notes. Turlough Galvin ('an experienced, confident practitioner with a strong grasp of the commercials') and New York-based Alan Keating are also key contacts. On the ECM side, practice head Fergus Bolster, George Brady and Madeline McDonnell advised the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund as the cornerstone investor on the €270m placement and listing of Greencoat Renewables on the London and Irish Stock Exchange.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Robert O’Shea leads the practice at Matheson, which has a strong track record of advising on cross-border M&A deals, particularly in the technology, food and drink, life sciences and private equity sectors. Highlights included George Brady, Fergus Bolster and Brian McCloskey acting for private equity firm Star Capital Partners on its acquisition of cash logistics business GSLS, and Madeline McDonnell advising frozen bakery company Aryzta on its sale of gourmet food supplier La Rousse Foods. Ciaran Healy and Patrick Spicer are also recommended. Alan Chiswick moved to Zurich Insurance.

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