Dan Tierney has a broad M&A and corporate finance practice covering public and private M&A, capital markets transactions, and corporate advisory work.

Dan has extensive experience advising multinational corporates, investment banks, private equity sponsors, and other financial investors on a range of cross-border transactions. He also frequently advises on shareholder activism and corporate governance, reporting and disclosure issues, including in relation to ESG matters.

Dan joined the firm in 2014 from Slaughter and May in London. He previously spent a year in the firm’s Brussels office practicing EU antitrust law.

Notable Experiences

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

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • The special committee of the board of directors of Lenta (a leading Russian food retailer listed in London) on a related party transaction whereby Lenta acquired Utkonos for $270 million.

  • 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 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.

  • Warburg Pincus on its acquisition of Hygiena, a global microbiology and life science company.

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