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Blayre Mcbride

Blayre McBride

Senior Associate

Blayre is a corporate lawyer with experience advising on cross-border and domestic public and private M&A and private equity transactions. 

Blayre has also advised international and domestic clients on corporate structuring and restructuring projects and on corporate governance responsibilities under Irish law.

Professional QualificationsAdmitted as a Solicitor with the Law Society of Scotland


  • Advised Slate on its takeover of publicly-listed Yew Grove REIT plc.
  • Advised the management teams of Valeo Foods and UDG Healthcare on their private equity buy-outs.
  • Advised PIB Insurance on more than 5 acquisitions of Irish insurance brokers.
  • Advised the shareholders of Glofox on its acquisition by ABC Fitness Solutions.
  • Advised Overhaul, a software-based, supply-chain visibility, risk, compliance and insurance solution for the world's leading brands, in the acquisition of SensiGuard® security services from Sensitech®.
  • Advised various insurers as underwriter counsel on multiple domestic and cross-border W&I insurance transactions.
  • Advising PIB Insurance Group on multiple acquisitions of Irish Insurance Broker firms in 2020 and 2021.
  • Advising Euclid Transactional on various W&I transactions.
  • Advising University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on the acquisition of Clane General Hospital in Kildare, Ireland in partnership with the Institute of Eye Surgery.
  • Advising Medica Group plc on its acquisition of Global Diagnostics Ireland, the market leader for teleradiology services in Ireland from Irish private healthcare group, Centric Health.
  • Advising a biopharma business on a pre-transaction spin-out of a new business into a standalone entity.
  • Advising the management of Valeo Foods Group in connection with the acquisition of Valeo Foods Group by private equity firm Bain Capital and management’s subsequent re-investment alongside Bain.
  • Advising private equity firm Columbia Capital on its stragetic investment in NearForm, a global software development and consultancy firm that recently developed contact tracing technology used to track the spread of COVID-19 in several US states and European jurisdictions.
  • Advising the Sellers on the disposal of Cork Plastics and Floplast through a competitive bidding process, including a pre-sale corporate reorganisation.
  • Advising Waterlogic Holdings on its acquisition of Tipperary Pure Irish Water Sales from C&C Group plc.
  • English
  • University of Glasgow, LLB (Hons), 2017
  • University of Glasgow, Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, 2018