Darragh Byrne | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Darragh Byrne
Darragh Byrne

Darragh Byrne

Partner, Stockholm

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T +46 8 506 32 300

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“Darragh Byrne is very well placed in understanding the international and Swedish aspects of a transaction. He is extremely responsive to clients, and focused on giving high-quality advice.”

Chambers Global 2014

Overview

Darragh's practice focuses on private and public M&A, as well as equity and debt capital markets.

Dual-qualified under English and Swedish law, he has played a leading role in numerous major deals both in the Nordic region and internationally. Utilizing his exceptional local knowledge and extensive cross-border experience, Darragh helps his clients to navigate complex M&A transactions.

Before joining White & Case in 2012, Darragh was employed by another global law firm, where he developed a strong track record in multijurisdictional deals for clients in a broad range of business sectors.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales
  • Swedish Bar

Education

  • Oxford Institute of Legal Practice
  • LLM, College of Europe, Bruges
  • LLB, Trinity College, Dublin

Languages

  • English
  • Swedish
  • French

Experience

Selected recent M&A transactions:

 

Luxoft acquisition of Pelagicore
Represented Luxoft, a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions, on the acquisition of Pelagicore, a leader in open source software platforms services for in-vehicle infotainment and human machine interface development.

ABB's acquisition of SVIA Automation
Represented ABB, the global leader in power and automation technologies, in the acquisition of Svensk Industriautomation, a leading provider of robot automation cells for machine tending.

HNA's acquisition of Carlson Hotels
Represented J.P. Morgan as financial advisor to HNA Tourism Group Co., Ltd., a division of HNA Group Co., Ltd., a Fortune Global 500 company with operations across aviation, tourism, hospitality, finance, and online services among other sectors, in connection with its acquisition of Carlson Hotels Inc., owner of the Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM brands and the Club CarlsonSM global hotel rewards program, including its approximately 51.3% majority stake in Rezidor Hotel Group AB (publ), from Carlson Hospitality Group, Inc.

Nestlé's sale of its pet care accessories
Represented of Nestlé SA, the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company headquartered in Switzerland, on the sale of its pet care accessories and rawhides business in France, Italy, Spain to Bob Martin, the UK's leading brand name for pet healthcare.

Public tender offer for Aerocrine AB
Represented J.P. Morgan Cazenove as financial advisor to Circassia Pharmaceuticals Plc, the LSE listed specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on allergy immunotherapy products, in connection with its combined SEK 1.78bn recommended public tender offer for Aerocrine AB, the Nasdaq Stockholm listed Swedish world-leading medical products company.

Aker Solutions demerger and listing
Represented ABG Sundal Collier, Barclays and Carnegie in connection with the demerger of Aker Solutions ASA, a global provider of products, systems and services to the oil and gas industry, and the subsequent listing of the new Aker Solutions on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

Corvette Pharmaceutical Services Group and LIO Immobiliare S.r.l. acquisition
Represented Recipharm AB (publ), a Swedish-based company listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm, on its €100 million acquisition from the Italian private equity group LBO Italia Investimenti S.r.l. and other minor shareholders, of Corvette Pharmaceutical Services Group and LIO Immobiliare S.r.l.

UFIS Airport Solutions acquisition
Represented Amadeus IT Group SA on the acquisition of UFIS Airport Solutions.

Lönne Holding AS acquisition
Represented Brammer plc on the acquisition of Lönne Holding AS and its subsidiaries.

Johan Walter Berg AB acquisition
Represented Caterpillar Inc. on the acquisition of Johan Walter Berg AB.

Sale of loan portfolio
Represented Egg Banking plc on the sale of its £660 million loan portfolio to CarVal Investors.     

Selected recent Capital markets transactions:

 

Bravida IPO
Represented Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Nordea and SEB in connection with the IPO and Nasdaq Stockholm listing of Bravida.

Nordax IPO
Represented Nordax Bank Vision Capital in connection with the IPO and Nasdaq Stockholm listing of Nordax.

Kambi Group plc spin-off and listing
Represented Kambi Group plc in connection with the company's spin-off from Unibet and subsequent listing on NASDAQ OMX First North in Stockholm.

Fingerprint Cards AB share placement
Represented Piper Jaffray and Carnegie in a private placement of class B shares in Fingerprint Cards AB (publ) to international institutional investors.

TeliaSonera shares offering
Represented the accelerated book built offering of TeliaSonera shares by Solidium for €368 million.

Solør Bioenergi Holding AS bond offering
Represented Solør Bioenergi Holding AS on its issue of a NOK 650 million bond, including the listing of the bond on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

Eniro AB rights issues
Represented SEB, Enskilda, Handelsbanken, RBS and other joint lead managers on Eniro AB's rights issues.

Chr. Hansen IPO
Represented Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan, Danske Bank, Morgan Stanley, SEB and Carnegie on the €450m initial public offering of Chr. Hansen on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen.

Awards & Recognition

Corporate/M&A - Sweden, Chambers Global 2015, Chambers Europe 2014