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Monday, 27th September 2021

O'Driscoll, Alan


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Firm: Flynn O'Driscoll LLP
Position: Founding Partner and Head of Startup@FOD
Address: No. 1 Grants Row, Mount Street Lower, Dublin 2, D02 HX96,
Phone: +353 1 642 4260
Email: alanodriscoll@fod.ie
Personal URL: https://fod.ie/people/alan-o-driscoll/

Special Areas:

Corporate & Commercial Law
Banking & Finance/ Capital Markets
Commercial Financial Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Corporate Finance and M&A
Corporate Services
Corporate and M&A
Employment
Fintech
Insolvency and Corporate Recovery
Investment Funds & Asset Management
Private Equity

Deals and Awards:

Notable recent transactions include advising:

• Advised the shareholders of Longboat Clinical on the sale of the company to Advarra, Inc.
• Advised the shareholders of Chill Insurance on the investment from private equity fund Livingbridge
• Advised the shareholders on the sale of Cartell to INM Group
• Advised MML private equity fund on the acquisition of Sheridan Insurances
• Advised the shareholders of Intellicom on the sale of the company to Welltel
• Advised betting group Betbright on its sale to 888

Alan advises companies, private equity funds, angel investment groups and entrepreneurs on a variety of commercial and corporate transactions. Alan has been involved in start-ups, fund raising, acquisitions, disposals and IPOs in Ireland and the UK.

Alan provides advice in relation to all shareholder matters including shareholder disputes and is regularly asked to speak at seminars and other forums in relation to this topic.

Career:

Before joining the firm, Alan spent a number of years working for the international accounting firm KPMG in their Corporate Legal Advisory Services Department and later in the Legal Department of Coca Cola's Irish concentrate division.

Alan has considerable transactional experience in acting on corporate mergers and acquisitions and venture capital transactions. He has expertise across a number of sectors including, most particularly, in relation to venture capital and mergers and acquisitions transactions in the technology, healthcare and food sectors.

Alan advises companies, private equity funds, angel investment groups and entrepreneurs on a variety of commercial and corporate transactions. Alan has been involved in start-ups, fund raising, acquisitions, disposals and IPOs in Ireland and the UK.

Alan provides advice in relation to all shareholder matters including shareholder disputes and is regularly asked to speak at seminars and other forums in relation to this topic.

Alan also leads the Startup@FOD team and provides start-up and early stage companies with advice in relation to business structure and formation, financing, corporate governance, investment, intellectual property protection and shareholder matters.

Qualifications:

Alan obtained an honours degree in Corporate Law and a postgraduate honours degree in Law from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Alan also holds a diploma in Employment Law from the Law Society of Ireland.