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William Darmody

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OVERVIEW

William is an associate in Maples and Calder's Corporate team in the Maples Group's Dublin office. William advises on a wide range of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity investments, corporate restructurings and shareholder matters.

BACKGROUND

William joined the Maples Group in 2015. Previously, he was an associate in the corporate department of another large Irish law firm. William has been recognised as a key lawyer with The Legal 500 EMEA.

"Will Darmody is a clearly trusted associate. He is very reliable and productive."  The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Recent transactions

  • Altify on its sale to Upland Software
  • AMCS on various international acquisitions
  • Bain Capital on corporate governance and company law matters
  • BGF on its €10.5m investment in Edgescan
  • BidX1 on the strategic investment by Pollen Street Capital
  • Carlyle Cardinal Ireland on its investment in Abtran
  • Code Institute on its recent investment from Kernel Capital and Infinity Capital
  • CurrencyFair on its merger with Assembly Payments, and on the investment from Standard Chartered into CurrencyFair 
  • Digital Marketing Institute on an investment led by Spectrum Equity
  • Firmwave on its acquisition by Taoglas
  • Great Point Partners on the recapitalisation of SteriPack Group
  • GW Plastics on its acquisition of Avenue Mould Solutions
  • Marathon Asset Management on various Irish acquisitions and investments
  • MBK Partners on its acquisition of Accordia Golf
  • Pharmapod on its CAD3m investment from the Canadian Pharmacists Association and various commercial matters
  • Tech Mahindra on the acquisition of Perigord Life Science Solutions
  • The Avolon Group on its acquisition of the CIT Group
  • The shareholders of 3D4Medical on its sale to Elsevier
  • Upland Software on its acquisition of Interfax Communications
  • Wayflyer on its investment round led by QED Investors

View all recent corporate transactions

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Corporate

BAR ADMISSIONS

2014 – Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland

2015 – Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (non-practising)

EDUCATION

University College Cork, BCL (Clinical), 2008, First Class Honours

University of Limerick, LLM (International Commercial Law), 2009, First Class Honours

Dublin Business School, Diploma in Taxation, 2011, Distinction

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