Darragh Byrne

Partner, Frankfurt, Stockholm


“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


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 for corporate clients across Europe and globally. Utilizing his exceptional local knowledge and extensive cross-border experience, Darragh helps his clients to navigate complex M&A transactions, including around the newly emerging issues relating to ESG and sustainability. 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
Oxford Institute of Legal Practice
College of Europe, Bruges
Trinity College, Dublin


Selected recent M&A transactions:

Industrial and Financial Systems, IFS AB (publ)
Representation of Industrial and Financial Systems, IFS AB (publ), a leading global provider of enterprise software, in the sale of its OEM subsidiary in India.

Toyota Industries Corporation agreement to acquire Vanderlande Industries Holding B.V. 
Represented Toyota Industries Corporation on an agreement to acquire Vanderlande Industries Holding B.V., the global market leader for value-added logistic process automation.

ABB's acquisition of AB Rotech
Represented ABB on the acquisition of AB Rotech, a company headquartered in Bursa, Turkey specializing in robotic welding solutions and services for the automotive industry.

ABB's acquisition of Intrion Group
Represented ABB on its acquisition of Intrion Group, a Belgium-located system integrator specializing in intralogistics automation solutions for warehouses and distribution, food and beverages and pharmaceuticals.

Nestlé's divestment of Kaffeknappen
Represented Nestlé on its divestment of a coffee solutions business unit in Sweden and Norway, Kaffeknappen, to the Convini group.

ABB's investment in Northvolt AB
Represented ABB on its investment in Northvolt AB, a Swedish company which is building Europe's largest and most advanced lithium-ion battery factory.

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.     

Selected recent capital markets transactions:

Gaming Innovation Group
Represented Gaming Innovation Group, a company incorporated in Delaware and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, in connection with the dual listing of the company's shares on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Gambling.com Group Plc
Represented Gambling.com Group Plc as Issuer on the issuance of its up to EUR 25,000,000 senior secured notes due 2021. Gambling.com Group Plc is a multi-award winning provider of digital marketing services for the global iGaming industry.

Arion Banki
Represented Arion Banki, a leading universal relationship bank in Iceland, and Kaupthing in connection with the IPO and dual-listing in Stockholm and Reykjavik of Arion Bank.

Represented Projektengagemang and its founders in connection with the IPO and Nasdaq Stockholm listing of Projektengagemang.

Represented Nomura in connection with Zhejiang Geely's acquisition of Cevian Capital's entire shareholding in Volvo.

Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Represented Scandinavian Tobacco Group in connection with its IPO and Nasdaq Copenhagen listing

Munters IPO
Represented Carnegie, Goldman Sachs, Danske Bank, Jefferies, Nordea and Swedbank as underwriters in connection with the IPO and Nasdaq Stockholm listing of Munters.

Instalco IPO
Represented SEB and Carnegie as underwriters in connection with the IPO and Nasdaq Stockholm listing of Instalco.

Actic Group IPO
Represented SEB, Carnegie and DNB as underwriters in connection with the IPO and Nasdaq Stockholm listing of Actic Group.

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 and Recognition

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