BDO supports global group Hawksford on the acquisition of Dublin-based Pearse Trust

Rory O'Keeffe, Partner |
Andrew Bourg, Partner |
Philip Nolan, Partner |

13 July 2022

BDO in Ireland was delighted to provide both financial and tax due diligence support to Hawksford on the acquisition of Pearse Trust.

The BDO Ireland team lead by Rory O’Keeffe, Partner of the Transaction Services team, Angela Fleming, Corporate Tax Partner and Philip Nolan, VAT Partner also included Vaughan Coetzee, Transaction Services Manager, Deirdre Padian, VAT Manager, Yvonne Diamond, Tax Manager, Clive Dunne, Transaction Services Analyst and Bláthnaid O'Malley, VAT team.  BDO UK, led by Marty Lau, also supported the transaction in providing UK Tax and Regulatory due diligence services.

Dublin-based corporate service provider Pearse Trust has been acquired by global corporate and fund services provider Hawksford.

Pearse Trust has a 35-year track record providing trust and corporate services to an international client base. Founded in the 1980s, the company now operates in Dublin, Belfast, London, Vancouver and Wellington, with an associated office in Mexico City.

The acquisition will see Hawksford move into the Republic for the first time and forms part of the group’s wider growth strategy.

Hawksford said the deal reflects increasing international client interest in the Republic and expands its current European operations, utilising Ireland as a key entry point to EU markets, while also growing the firm’s operational capability in the Americas.

Content adapted from The Irish Times.