About Us

Bank of Ireland’s Leveraged Acquisition Finance team are specialists in leveraged finance – arranging, underwriting and distributing transactions, via a dedicated Syndicated Finance team across a broad range of geographies. With extensive experience across all sectors, the team focuses on providing debt finance solutions to leading private equity houses in the European and US leveraged buyout markets. With offices in Ireland, the UK, Continental Europe and the US, the Leveraged Acquisition Finance team is comprised of over 90 dedicated professionals, who exhibit a flexible, commercial approach and benefit from a streamlined decision-making process. The team transact on a pan-European basis and across a variety of sectors. Since 2010, 157 MLA transactions have been completed. The Loan Book is in excess of €4.4bn.

Our services

The Leveraged Acquisition Finance team provides a comprehensive product range including senior and subordinated debt (second lien and mezzanine), unitranche and super senior facilities. Working with colleagues in the Global Markets division, the team can also provide access to other services such as structured products, interest rate and exchange rate hedging instruments and cash management solutions. In addition, a dedicated Portfolio Management team monitors individual asset performance and manages transactions post-completion.

The transaction scope includes:

  • Management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • Leveraged buy-outs
  • Leveraged corporate acquisitions
  • Public to privates
  • Capital re-organisations
  • Capital expansions

Why choose us?

  • Long term commitment to the asset class
  • Timely and responsive credit culture and process
  • Creative and innovative debt solutions
  • Strong track record of successful deliverability
  • Consistently delivering high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Professionalism and commitment
  • Long term asset holder
  • European and US footprint
  • Ability to execute cross-border transactions

Meet your team

United Kingdom

The team covers the UK, Scandinavian, Benelux and Southern European markets and is an established player in the mid-market providing a range of capital solutions to both club and underwritten transactions.

Peter Mullen

Head of Leveraged Acquisition Finance

Corporate Banking

Shaun Purdey

Head of UK Leveraged Acquisition Finance

United Kingdom

France

L’équipe Financement d’Acquisitions de Bank of Ireland est solidement établie sur le marché Européen du Leveraged Finance, offrant des solutions de financements aux fonds d’investissement les plus renommés. La banque fait partie des Arrangeurs les plus actifs du marché.

Les équipes de Financement d’Acquisitions comptent plus de 100 professionnels repartis dans 6 bureaux en Europe et aux Etats-Unis arrangeant des transactions aussi bien en Irlande, au Royaume-Uni, en Europe Continentale que sur le marché nord américain. Bank of Ireland offre à ses clients une palette exhaustive de services, incluant notamment des financements Senior et subordonnés supportés par des équipes de Syndicated Finance.

Peter Mullen

Head of Leveraged Acquisition Finance

Corporate Banking

Olivier Méary

Head of Acquisition Finance

France

Germany

Seit 2006 hat die Bank of Ireland eine auf Akquisitionsfinanzierungen spezialisierte Niederlassung in Frankfurt und hat sich seit dem als ein führender Anbieter für Fremdfinanzierungslösungen bei Unternehmenskäufen am deutschsprachigen Markt etabliert. Das Team arbeitet grenzüberschreitend mit den Büros in Irland, UK, Frankreich und den USA zusammen und kann so auf die Expertise von über 100 Professionals zurückgreifen. Das umfangreiche Produktspektrum reicht von Senior- und Unitranche-Lösungen bis zu Second-Lien und Mezzanine Transaktionen, die als Club Deal oder auch als Underwriting strukturiert werden können. In den letzten 8 Jahren hat das deutsche Team Finanzierungen im Wert von über EUR 1 Milliarde für Private Equity Investoren zur Verfügung gestellt, die sich insgesamt auf über 30 Transaktionen aufteilen.

Peter Mullen

Head of Leveraged Acquisition Finance

Corporate Banking

Thomas Grau

Head of Acquisition Finance

Germany

United States

Bank of Ireland’s US Leveraged Acquisition Finance Group was formed in 2002. We are engaged in arranging and underwriting debt facilities in support of leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and capital expansions for private equity backed transactions.

Financing products include senior secured cash flow facilities, second lien and mezzanine facilities, unitranche facilities as well as equity co-investments. Our US Capital Markets team facilitates the syndication of underwritten debt facilities and other capital raising activities. The Leveraged Acquisition Finance group also provides US Treasury facilitated hedging, swap and multicurrency funding capabilities to our private equity clients.

Peter Mullen

Head of Leveraged Acquisition Finance

Corporate Banking

Frank Cahill

Head of Leveraged Acquisition Finance

United States

Richard Michalik

Managing Director

Chicago, Illinois