Irish business law firm appoints Advisory Board as part of strategic growth plan


ReganWall has also advised on several recent high-profile M&A and investment transactions

10 June 2020: ReganWall, the leading Irish business law firm, has announced the establishment of its Advisory Board, with the appointment of seasoned executives, Brendan Lenihan, Managing Director of Navigo Consulting; Daire Coffey, founder of Perspectives; and Brendan O’Regan, Founder and former Executive Chairman of Zenith Technologies.

ReganWall is the first Irish law firm to appoint an Advisory Board of this kind. The Advisory Board will work with the firm’s partners to advise on strategic growth and direction.

The firm continues to advise on high-profile M&A and investment transactions despite the challenging economic and business environment. Announced today (10 June), the ReganWall team advised Dublin language technology software company Iconic Translation Machines on its acquisition by the UK-listed RWS Holdings in a deal worth up to $20 million. ReganWall also advised Keelvar on its Series A funding round, which was announced last week. The Cork-based AI procurement software company secured $18 million, which will support its expansion plans for Europe and the US.

Commenting on the current developments at ReganWall, Managing Partner Adrian Wall said: “We have all had to adapt to a new way of working and our firm has taken full advantage of its existing agile practices and remote working tools, to continue to complete major transactions for clients.

“The appointment of our new Advisory Board, which has been long-planned, could not have come at a more opportune time. By leveraging the perspectives of business leaders from a variety of backgrounds, ReganWall will benefit from their strategic advice and in-depth guidance as we navigate the current climate.”

Partner Kieran Regan added: “The last few months has seen significant change for ReganWall as we adapted to remote working, completed several transactions for clients, including the recent Keelvar funding round, and hired more solicitors. Our new Advisory Board members will ensure we maintain our competitive edge as we plan the next steps for the firm.”

A former President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, Brendan Lenihan, who will chair the Advisory Board, has acted as a strategic advisor to a number of successful Irish businesses. Mr Lenihan is also a non-executive director of Bus Eireann and the HSE and a number of private companies.

Daire Coffey, a Chartered Director, has over 20 years’ professional experience, holding general management/marketing and director roles at United Drug and Enterprise Ireland, Dublin and Brussels. Ms Coffey is an accredited Executive Coach and was previously a Business Mentor with the Dublin City Enterprise Board.

Brendan O’Regan is the founder and former executive chairman of Zenith Technologies, a world leader in delivering digital transformation solutions to the life sciences sector. Mr O’Regan led the growth and internationalisation of Zenith’s business, attracting investment from GE Healthcare, and guided the Zenith group through its sale to Fortune 500 company, Cognizant.

ReganWall works with clients across the corporate and technology sectors, delivering both in-depth legal counsel and bespoke strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions, investments, intellectual property and technology, and commercial contracts. ReganWall recently advised Irish scientific software company Statsols, which developed clinical trial platform, nQuery, on its acquisition by global technology company Insightful Science. Earlier this year, a team led by ReganWall partner Adam Griffiths, also worked on the acquisition of Irish validation services business, QualUs, by Danish company, Ellab (supported by EQT). This follows on from another notable deal in the first quarter of 2020 when the firm represented Kerry technology company, ViClarity, on its merger with US financial services firm, PolicyWorks LLC.


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