Dan Tierney has a broad M&A and corporate finance practice, with a focus on transactions involving UK and European public companies.

Dan advises on public and private M&A and capital markets transactions for a range of corporate, private capital, and investment banking clients. He also advises on shareholder activism and corporate governance, reporting, disclosure, and ESG-related matters.

Dan joined the firm in 2014 and became a partner in 2024. He previously spent a year in the firm’s Brussels office practicing EU antitrust law.

Notable Experiences

  • Disney in the $8.5 billion merger of Star India with Viacom18 to form a new joint venture with Reliance.

  • Open Text on its $6 billion recommended cash offer for Micro Focus International PLC.

  • Engie on its acquisition of BTE Renewables from Actis and the related carve-out of BTE Renewables’ Kenyan assets to Meridiam.

  • Latour Capital on its acquisition of Gutor from Schneider Electric.

  • Cascade Investment on its recommended $4.7 billion offer for Signature Aviation, as part of a consortium with Blackstone and Global Infrastructure Partners, which topped a prior $4.6 billion offer from Global Infrastructure Partners on a standalone basis.

  • Allied Universal on its recommended £3.8 billion offer for G4S plc, topping a hostile competing £3.7 billion bid from GardaWorld.

  • Euronext on its €4.4 billion acquisition of Borsa Italiana from the London Stock Exchange Group (Winner, “Corporate Team of the Year,” 2021 Legal Business Awards).

  • Goldman Sachs on numerous M&A engagements across Europe, including most recently as financial advisor to Swedish Match AB on its $16 billion recommended cash offer from Philip Morris International.

  • Brookfield on the UK aspects of its $5.8 billion acquisition of Scientific Games’ lottery business.

  • LivaNova plc, a UK plc listed on NASDAQ, on numerous matters, including its $345 million equity offering in August 2021 and its $287.5 million exchangeable notes offering in June 2020.

  • Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of CDPQ, on its recommended offer (as part of a consortium) for easyHotel plc, which was subsequently converted to a mandatory offer.

  • The Walt Disney Company on numerous matters, including the sale of its stake in A+E Networks® (which broadcasts, among others, the History Channel) in Europe to Hearst, required to obtain EU antitrust approval for Disney’s $85 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

  • The Coca-Cola Company on the $28 billion combination of its western European bottlers to form Coca-Cola European Partners plc (a UK plc listed on NYSE, LSE, Euronext Amsterdam, and the Spanish exchanges).

  • Lafarge on the UK aspects of its €40 billion merger with Holcim and various related transactions, including its £885 million acquisition of Anglo American’s 50% interest in their Lafarge Tarmac joint venture and the subsequent divestment by competitive auction of Lafarge Tarmac, as part of a package of assets, to CRH plc for approximately €6.5 billion, required to obtain EU antitrust approval for the merger.

  • The Abraaj Growth Markets Health Fund, a $1 billion impact health care fund, and its LPAC and interim manager on the fund’s separation from its original manager, Abraaj, in response to allegations of misconduct, and a complex transaction whereby TPG Growth took over the management of the fund’s asset portfolio (comprising eight health care assets across India, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Kenya).

  • Schroders plc, the FTSE 100 asset manager, on its acquisition of Adveq, a private equity fund of fund manager.

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