Abigail Owen, corporate partner at Guildford law firm DMH Stallard, led the team advising the international group, Byrne Looby Partners (UK), on its acquisition of London-based structural engineering consultancy Sinclair Johnston & Partners and associated funding for the transaction.
Byrne Looby Partners has offices in Bahrain, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE and the UK. In March, Byrne Looby Partners was named one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme. Byrne Looby Partners project work has included the internationally acclaimed Shard of London and the Titanic Signature Project (Belfast Lough).
Owen O’Leary, FD of Byrne Looby, commented: “Our latest acquisition of this award-winning structural engineering consultancy strengthens our UK presence and positions us well for further growth. There were 16 solicitors involved in this transaction from the various parties and DMH Stallard stood head and shoulders above the rest. I’d particularly like to thank Abigail Owen for all her help and assistance in this matter.”
Owen commented: “It was a complex and interesting deal, with parties operating from a number of countries. I am pleased that we were able to bring everything to a successful conclusion within the tight timeframe and with the high number of stakeholders involved. It was a pleasure working with Byrne Looby and their team on this transaction and we wish them every success with their future ventures.”
The London office of Beale & Company LLP solicitors acted for the sellers. Acting for the bank were Taylor Walton solicitors and in Ireland, Byrne Wallace solicitors. Also acting for Byrne Looby were Northern Ireland law firm, David Sturgess of Edwards & Co and Irish law firm, Ardagh Solicitors.