MJ Hudson’s Acquisition of Bridge Consulting

Arthur Cox advised MJ Hudson in the acquisition.

International asset management consultancy, MJ Hudson, announced that it has acquired Bridge Group, a funds service provider based in Ireland, conditional on Irish regulatory approval. The acquisition will build on MJ Hudson’s specialist funds operations in London, Luxembourg and Guernsey and adds a strategically important geography to the MJ Hudson network.

The directors and staff of Bridge Group will remain fully active in their existing roles. All will transition to MJ Hudson and the business will trade under the MJ Hudson brand.

Bridge Group is a Dublin based provider of specialist support services to the funds sector. Founded in 2005, it offers regulatory compliance, domiciliation and risk services and is authorised to provide third party management services to both UCITS and alternative investment fund platforms (AIFM and UCITS management services, commonly referred to as a “Super Manco”). Bridge Group has 27 permanent staff, servicing 100 asset managers, with more than Euro 120 billion in assets.

The Arthur Cox team was led by Kevin Murphy (Picture) and Michael Coyle. It included Tim Gleeson (Corporate and M&A) James Hodgson (Asset Management and Investment Funds), with specialist input from our Tax (Fintan Clancy and Cristina Susanu), Employment (Louise O’Byrne and Sarah Faulkner), Pensions (Sarah McCague and Katie Lawless) and Real Estate (Deirdre Sheehan and Niamh Flynn) teams.

Involved fees earner: Fintan Clancy – Arthur Cox; Michael Coyle – Arthur Cox; Sarah Faulkner – Arthur Cox; Niamh Flynn – Arthur Cox; Tim Gleeson – Arthur Cox; James Hodgson – Arthur Cox; Katie Lawless – Arthur Cox; Sarah McCague – Arthur Cox; Kevin Murphy – Arthur Cox; Louise O’Byrne – Arthur Cox; Deirdre Sheehan – Arthur Cox; Cristina Susanu – Arthur Cox;

Law Firms: Arthur Cox;

Clients: MJ Hudson;

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