Carson McDowell Advises Brunswick Corporation on Acquisition of Whale

19 June 2014

Practice Area: Corporate - M&A


Carson McDowell advised the US-based Brunswick Corporation in its recent acquisition of Whale, a pump manufacturing firm based in Bangor, Co. Down. Brunswick Corporation manufactures boats and marine engines and will integrate Whale into its marine parts and accessories business. 

Based in Illinois, Brunswick Corporation is listed on the New York stock exchange and has an annual turnover of more than £2bn. Whale will continue to be based in Bangor and will now operate as part of Attwood, a leading brand in Brunswick’s marine P&A operations. 

The team from Carson McDowell, led by Partner Neasa Quigley, joint head of the firm’s Corporate Team, advised Brunswick on the transaction. 

Speaking about the deal Neasa said, “Brunswick’s acquisition of Whale is the second transaction in as many months that we have advised on which has seen a US listed purchaser acquiring  a Northern Ireland manufacturing and engineering company. I think it demonstrates how Northern Ireland continues to punch above its weight in this sector and is testament to our rich heritage in innovation ”