Underpinning our expertise is our ability to provide agile, creative and prompt solutions which means that we have handled some of the most complex and high profile instructions across the Irish healthcare sector.

Through our offices in Dublin, London and Galway, we have extensive experience in advising sponsors, funders, developers and contractors on a diverse range of transactions and projects including the acquisition, financing, operation and sale of:

  • Private Hospitals
  • Care Homes
  • Primary Care Centres
  • Private Clinics
  • Pharmacies

Our multi-disciplinary healthcare group draws on the skills and expertise of our Corporate, Finance, Regulatory and Construction teams to deliver innovative, seamless and commercially-driven solutions. This includes advising on :

  • M&A and joint ventures in respect of healthcare businesses and projects
  • Project development and financing for new healthcare facilities
  • Planning and procurement
  • Construction and design
  • Regulatory matters with HIQA and the NTPF
  • Arrangements with health insurers and the HSE
  • Data protection issues relating to patients, residents and staff.

Experience

  • InfraVia Capital Partners on the acquisition of Mater Private Group, the leading acute healthcare provider in Ireland.
  • Triad Hospitals on the acquisition, operation and sale of a privately-owned full service hospital in conjunction with John Hopkins university.
  • InfraVia Capital Partners on the acquisition of CareChoice Group, the second largest elderly care home operator in Ireland.
  • The Galway Clinic on its financial structuring and debt and equity investment.
  • CareChoice Group on the acquisition of numerous care home businesses and the design, financing and construction of a new 140 bed elderly care facility.
  • The sale and acquisition of numerous pharmacy business across Ireland.
  • The acquisition, financing, operation (including negotiations with the NTPF) and sale of numerous care home businesses across Ireland.
  • CareChoice Group on the acquisition of the Trim Primary Care Centre from Barchester Healthcare.
  • Beacon Hospital in relation to its debt facilities and associated structure.
  • Numerous Irish and European financial institutions on debt facilities to Irish care home businesses.
Head of Practice
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Marco Hickey

Partner

mhickey@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1522


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Marco Hickey

Partner

mhickey@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1522

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David Brangam

Partner

dbrangam@lkshields.ie
+353 1 638 5861

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Richard Curran

Partner

rcurran@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1514

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Gerry Halpenny

Partner

ghalpenny@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1546

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Andrew Power

Partner

apower@lkshields.ie
+353 1 638 5832

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Neil O’Keeffe

Partner

nokeeffe@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 638 5876

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John Campbell

Partner

jcampbell@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1570

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Jeanne Kelly

Partner

jkelly@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1530

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Jamie Ritchie

Associate Solicitor

jritchie@lkshields.ie
+353 1 6385896

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