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We were delighted to advise our client Ellab A/S, supported by EQT Partners, on their recent strategic acquisition of Instrument Technology Limited and, subsequently, Qualus in Ireland. These acquisitions form part of Ellab’s expansion in qualification and validation services in Ireland.

For further information, please see Ellab’s website here and here.

Ellab is a leading global provider of solutions and services for validating, measuring, recording and monitoring critical parameters of thermal applications. In 2019, Ellab was acquired by the EQT Mid-Market Europe Fund.

In Holmes O’Malley Sexton, the acquisition of Instrument Technology Limited was led by George Kennedy and the acquisition of Qualus was led by Neil O’Gorman. Other team members included Sandra Egan and Shane Costelloe.

George Kennedy, Partner and Head of Corporate, says:

“We were delighted to support Ellab A/S in these acquisitions and thank them for their continued support. We act for many companies who are supported by private equity funds and for many of the funds directly. It makes up a significant proportion of our business. Added to this, our corporate team has focused heavily on handling inbound M&A transactions, typically appointed by international law firms, over the past number of years. We believe that private equity and inbound acquisitions will be a major feature of the Irish M&A market over the coming years and feel that we are well positioned to capitalise on this. We wish Ellab A/S every success with their expansion in the Irish market and we look forward to working with them and EQT Partners again in the future.”

Neil O’Gorman, Senior Associate in Corporate, says:

“It was a pleasure to work with the Ellab and EQT teams on the acquisition of Qualus. We wish all parties all the best for their expansion in Ireland and we look forward to supporting their ongoing needs here.”