Sale of Celtic Linen to Johnson Service Group plc by Causeway Capital Partners and other members of management

PUBLISHED: 1st September 2023

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LK Shields acted for Causeway Capital Partners and other vendors in the sale of, our valued client Celtic Linen, to Johnson Service Group plc for a consideration of €31.5 million.

Celtic Linen is a leading provider of linen services in the hospitality and healthcare sectors. The business which has approximately 350 employees operates from County Wexford and County Kildare. The majority shareholder of Celtic Linen was Causeway Capital Partners, a growth focused private equity firm investing in businesses across Ireland and the UK. Joanne Somers, Managing Director of Celtic Linen and the existing senior management team will remain with the business.

Jennifer McGuire, Partner and Head of M&A, led the LK Shields team with assistance from James Byrne and Pat Ryan. We were delighted to work alongside the EY Ireland Corporate Finance team in completing this transaction.

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