Pinsent Masons advises Cairn Homes on IPO

15 Jun 2015 | 09:41 am |

International law firm Pinsent Masons has advised home builder Cairn Homes on its initial public offering (IPO) on the main market of the London Stock Exchange, raising €385 million and with an initial market capitalisation of €430 million.

Cairn is the first Irish homebuilder to list for more than 20 years and the funds raised will be used to fund development of several sites the company has acquired in Dublin and Galway and to acquire and develop further sites.

Corporate partner Andrew Black and senior associate Chrissy Findlay led the Pinsent Masons team advising on the transaction, with assistance from Gareth Edwards, Louise Wolfson, James Kaye and Costa Smith.

Commenting on the deal, Andrew Black said:
"We are delighted to have helped Cairn achieve this IPO, which had many novel features and will give them the firepower to build a land bank in an area with high demand for new homes in a strongly recovering economy.”

 

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